I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pendant lamp to go over our dining room table for about a year or so. I’ve always loved the look of capiz shell and have been drooling over the recent offerings available in Viva Terra, Target, etc. but they have been way out of my price range, or rather, I can’t justify spending that much money for a frou froo lamp. I’m a big believer that good taste doesn’t have to break the bank. Finally, after forgetting about it for awhile I came acrossÂ a smaller version of this lamp on sale at West Elm for about $50. Score! It’s lovely, but it took about an hour to unwrap each string of fragile shells. Guess I won’t be moving it anytime soon.