lamp by Rennes, We did a macrame stitch instead. We're pretty happy with how the rope portion turned out - it's thick and it a lot more exciting than a hanging cord. I thought doing the knotting would be a breeze on a larger scale, but it actually took a lot more arm strength than I imagined: doing 15 ft took about 2-3 hours. I'm trying to decide whether we should put a shade on it. At first I thought I definitely wanted a shade, but now I might have gotten used to the bulb.