WHAT was she talking about? I had never heard of a Chihuly chandelier but it certainly sounded remarkable. So I looked it up on Google. Could this be what she was talking about?
A "hovering glass beast"? Yep, that must be the one. Here is a full-length one:
My next thought was "who or what is Chihuly?" So I looked that up, too. Dale Chihuly is a glass artist. He makes art glass for gardens, glass sculpture and glass chandeliers.
They come in all kinds of shapes and many gorgeous, crazy colors:
Why had I never heard of this? I like modern style chandeliers, some of them retro, like the "Sputnik".
I remember one time we were talking about furnishing our new house. My niece asked me what kind of chandelier I wanted. I didn't know how to describe it so I just twirled my hands around in circles. I was thinking of something like this:
I like this one too:
And maybe I could afford this necklace that I found in a catalog:
These designs all appeal to my imagination. Whimsical, colorful, freewheeling... fun!