Chandeliers have come a long way since Rhett Butler carried Scarlett O'Hara up the grand staircase in "Gone With the Wind," an ornate crystal one hanging in the foreground...

Sag Harbor's Helen Gifford, founder of HelenBilt is one such lighting designer who uses many light sources to create a chandelier effect. The pieces in her dazzling Urchin series are comprised of re-purposed incandescent flame-tipped bulbs surrounding a recycled steel armature that cascade at varying heights.

"It's a chandelier re-imagined in a modern aesthetic." she says. Gifford, who moved to the Hamptons to be near her glass blower and welder in order to lower her carbon footprint, uses recycled materials as much as possible.

Photo by Eric Striffler