The humble bicycle chain has been transformed into a thing of beauty by US-based artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga. Her gothic chandeliers mimic classic shapes and are hand crafted to order, so each one is slightly different. The designs can take from two to eight weeks to complete and cost from €1,200 for a small design. This price is ex-delivery. It’s an idea to steal – if you’re handy with your hands. For more inspiration or to contact the artist, see facaro.com.