Because the candles were not glued into the candle shoes, I was able to move and position each candle to point straight up.
For the crystal garlands that hung between the arms of the lower rung of candles, I alternated large circles with small circles. This gave a little visual heft to the lower portion of the chandelier and added a slightly whimsical sense to the piece.
A large bauble, made of ten 3-inch disks, made a beautiful pendant ornament for the bottom of my piece.
The finished piece prior to its installation. Not a droopy candle or limp-looking scroll to be found.