Chandelier created from vaccine vials looking for home

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Laura Weiss a nurse in Boulder, Colorado created a Chandelier she calls the "Light of Appreciation" to honor her fellow nurses who helped inoculate 82% of the population in Boulder, Colo.  She used almost 300 vials from those inoculations to make this gorgeous creation. 

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The Light of Appreciation is also for those that received the vaccine: "I wanted to honor the people that actually received the vaccines, did the research and did not listen to misinformation, and have done it with intentions to help others."

"They inspire me as well," she added, which is why she wants to share the chandelier.

"Right now it's in my living room, but I'm looking for a permanent home for it," Weiss said.

"Somewhere where people can see it and take a moment" to be grateful that there is a vaccine, "because it wasn't that long ago that we didn't have one. There was nothing you could do and now there is," she said.


CalicoKitty, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Geriatrics, Wound Care. Has 10 years experience. 970 Posts

Interesting concept. I know I'm kinda crazy, the vaccine is safe, but I always just imagine residual medication being in the vials. Reminds me of people making badge clip decorations out of vial caps.  Pretty, but I always just imagine residual medication.

Squidpdx, CNA, LPN

Specializes in Ambulatory Care, Community Health, HIV. Has 6 years experience. 70 Posts

She did say in the article that she cleaned all the vials. 

I love it and think it is so gorgeous! 



Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 2,124 Posts

On 9/9/2021 at 2:34 PM, CalicoKitty said:

I always just imagine residual medication.

You do know  with regard to badge clips, that the medicine does not become available through the diaphragm until the clip is taken off?

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,337 Posts

Amazing idea, and amazing completion of the chandelier! What a job to put that together! I say KUDOS, and the question of 'residual' medication seems to be a bit extreme to worry about if the bottles are cleaned before she used them. Just MHO and 2 cents.