Pottery Barn – Capiz Pendant – on sale $199.99; regular$249 (Chandelier or pendant ceiling light with square shells set in a bronzed frame. Made of iron frame with ceramic socket. Capiz shell shade has iron frame and uno-style attachment. Black-plastic cord. Machine-applied oil-based finish) (above)
Capiz is a province in the Philippines which is in part known for its eponymous shell. The Capiz shell is flat, semi-translucent and has a mother of pearl glow to it. The Capiz shell is “in” for lighting and home decor…the shells cast a pleasant glow in any room.
Here are two Capiz shell chandeliers or pendant lights that could cast a wonderful glow in anyone’s house…and create even more of a glow, when the buyer looks in their wallet and finds they’ve actually saved quite a bit!
Maison Luxe – Serena Drum Chandelier – on sale $1785 (thru 1/30/09); regular $2550 (Capiz shell chandelier with antique brass detailing. Includes canopy and 3′ of chain)(above)