Here is a list of the top capiz shell lights you can buy
We love our DIY projects. However, it is really hard to DIY light fixtures and chandeliers. I have seen some really cool DIY light projects, but for some reason, it just isn’t something on our list (right now).
I always spend a lot of time researching products before I buy them. Therefore, I figured even though this is not a DIY project, you will still want to know my list of the best capiz shell chandeliers (and ones that I thought would go along with it).
This rectangular capiz shell chandelier was such a fun purchase, that everyone comments on it when they come over. I love that this particular model is also rectangular. When we knew we were going to change our dining room to a home office, a lot of my DIY decisions were based on keeping the light in place.
This capiz light fixture is just the best (and I still feel that way 5 years later)!
My office capiz shell chandelier from West Elm also looks more expensive due to the shape of the shells. They are not all uniform and round, but more rectangular. The artist in me really appreciates the variety in capiz shell shapes!
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The only con would be that it does take a while to set-up. West Elm carefully packages this light and wraps the strands. Therefore, you have to unwrap a lot of the shells (but hey, I would rather have it not be broken).
What are capiz shells?
Since I am talking so much about capiz shell lighting fixtures, I guess should tell you want they are. Capiz shells come from windowpane oysters and have been used for a centuries as replacement to glass. They are pretty durable and have a wonderful transulency to them.
You can use capiz shells in a variety of DIY projects….I guess one day I will have to try.
What other light fixtures go with a capiz shell light fixture?
So then we were faced with a different dilemma when we were deciding on updating a foyer light fixture, chandelier over our kitchen island, pendant light, and kitchen dining room light fixture.
If you are trying to figure out what light fixtures would go well in your home, check out this Better Homes and Garden article that talks about all the different types of light options.
I was concerned with making the lights too matchy/matchy. I researched all sorts of other light fixtures that would have worked to help fill the other vacant spots in our home.
No matchy-matchy looks here...but I did find ones that were also capiz, but different and other light fixtures to complement this boho look.
Here are the following capiz lighting chandelier and other lighting fixtures we chose to complement our large hanging capiz chandelier in white from West Elm.
Check out this more budget-friendly capiz shell chandelier from Amazon with pretty high ratings.
What goes capiz shell light fixture goes over the kitchen island?
It really added to our DIY kitchen remodel and fit in with our eclectic, fun style. The chandelier is adjustable to hang pretty much to the height you want and creates a very cool effect on the ceiling when on. It is more structured, then it looser counterpart in my office.
Not to mention this capiz lighting fixture was much easier to install because the capiz shade came in one piece.
Lighting fixture added over our kitchen table (the swag dilemma)
We debated back and forth about moving the electrical box so that our light fixture would hang directly over our table. The problem with this is patching the ceiling and then possibly having to repaint the whole ceiling (and we just did NOT want to do that).
Therefore our challenge was to find a light fixture that worked with the capiz shell chandeliers we already had installed and one that would swag. We ended up getting this pebbled glass light fixture. Simple and works well. I love that It has the little bubbles in the glass (it hides dust better than the completely clear counterparts).
Unfortunately, at this time, I am not seeing that you can still purchase this lighting fixture. However, World Market does have a lot of new fixtures that I wish they would have had when I was shopping!
Some other Capiz Lighting fixtures to consider
Now before I purchased the two light capiz shell light fixtures i mentioned above, I considered the following other light fixtures for various reasons.
Budget-Friendly Capiz Shell Chandelier: You wouldn’t know that you can this chandelier for under $150!
More expensive Capiz Shell Chandelier: Anthropologie is awesome, but is out of my budget sometimes.
Fun Round Capiz Shell Chandelier: This is similarly priced to the West Elm counterparts, but I love the fun, yet elegant tear drop shaped capiz shells.
Complementary Lighting Fixtures to Capiz Shell Chandelier Lights
Here is the single pendant light to go with Capiz Zig Zag Chandlier that I placed over my kitchen sink.
We chose a retro clear glass pendant to go over our kitchen sink.
Biggest Con: It is a little bit of pain to clean clear glass.
I was concerned with have clear glass there, but it hasn’t been too bad to keep clean and I do love how it looks. We do have an Edison bulb in ours, but you have to like that look.
We did not purchase the Edison bulbs from West Elm but found them cheaper on Amazon.
Foyer Light to go with our Capiz Chandeliers
Our foyer and front door are right off of were our old dining room and now our home office is located. Therefore, it was important that our new foyer light fixture would go with the capiz chandeliers we already installed.
Since we had purchased the simple pendant light, we purchased a 3-light adjustable pendant light fixture to keep our fun style consistent.
They have a variety of glass shades (shapes, colors, and sizes) to choose from. The pendant shape we chose is Geo shaped, clear glass, and medium-sized.
This long hanging chandelier was perfect for our foyer because we were able to adjust the heights of the cords to the length we needed. As you can see our ceiling is slanted in the part and finding a light fixture that would work there took some time.
Again, the con with this light fixture is the clear glass and cleaning it. However, they do offer this light in a variety of glass shades and colors.
1. Zig Zap Chandelier 2.White Capiz Bell Raina Pendant Lamp 3. Tear Drop Chandelier (CB2) 4. Capiz Petal Flush Mount Light 5. Large Capiz Lotus Pendant Shade 6. Large Capiz Chandelier 7. Hanging Capiz Chandelier
Capiz Lights on my Wish List
Yes, we still have good old “boob” lights in our home. If you don’t know what those are here is an example of the class flush mount light.
Soon on our agenda, I would love to find flush mount lighting that would work with our other fixtures. Because of my whole matchy/matchy problem, I probably won’t get these (even though I LOVE them).
I will still be on the search for the perfect classic flush mount lights to go with the funky light fixtures we already have a place. Let me know if you have any ideas of products that might work! I will keep you all updated!