How to make a paper chandelier, Polish style. Called pajaki. One good thing about the Michigan move was the proximity to the Polish Art Center, where I was able to buy the girls one each. Phew, because this requires a lot of time! And dexterity.
How To Make a Pajaki Chandelier — Apartment Therapy Tutorials
A recent search for an "elaborate, colorful chandelier" for our living room lead me down a fantastic pająki rabbit hole. The paper and straw sculptures, typically Polish folklore holiday decor, were originally constructed to hang from the ceiling to resemble elaborate crystal chandeliers found in homes of the upper class.