Chaska artist Cecilia Luft

Luft upcycles everyday objects to create lamps and jewelry.

Whether she’s looking at a chandelier and seeing a piece of costume jewelry or converting an empty wine bottle into a bedazzled bedside lamp, Chaska artist Cecilia Luft can find unseen treasures just about everywhere. 
Luft, who has a full time job as a surgical tech, hand applies crushed stained glass—called frit—to empty wine and liquor bottles, and then she adds electrical wiring to the bottles to create lamps. She sells the lamps through her Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/onthelightersidemn. Luft also recently began creating necklaces from old chandelier pieces, which she hopes to add to her shop soon. 

Whether she’s looking at a chandelier and seeing a piece of costume jewelry or converting an empty wine bottle into a bedazzled bedside lamp, Chaska artist Cecilia Luft can find unseen treasures just about everywhere. 

Luft, who has a full time job as a surgical tech, hand applies crushed stained glass—called frit—to empty wine and liquor bottles, and then she adds electrical wiring to the bottles to create lamps. She sells the lamps through her Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/onthelightersidemn. Luft also recently began creating necklaces from old chandelier pieces, which she hopes to add to her shop soon.