Larry wrote to us on 5/1/2018 after purchasing an antler chandelier off the internet and seeing it was not usable. The antlers were real but there was no quality or craftsmanship.
The first photo (pictured right) demonstrated the lack of any attempt to match color or even any attention to detail. Larry tried to salvage the antlers; he dismantled the chandelier and sent the antlers to us to see if we could reuse some of them and create a usable chandelier for his new home.
Larry wrote 5/1/18, “I, like a dope, purchased an antler chandelier online. I disassembled it in an effort to recreate something usable. It was simply not going to happen. The antlers were crudely assembled, wrong screws and a sick job of concealing them also it would not hang level and the lamps were askew. Did I mention I was a dope? Help!”
Ragged Mountain said YES! We then configured a completely different shape, added more lights and included some of our own antlers to make it something we would be proud to hang in our own home.
On 6/28/18 Larry wrote, “Fabulous, even better in real life…..it is truly a treasure and will remain so from the beginning to its installation today. This is a piece of ART. Thank you so MUCH!”
Larry’s New Chandelier
Posted by Ragged Mountain Antler Chandeliers: Custom Antler Lighting Since 1988 on Thursday, November 29, 2018
Imaginative and Spectacular
“Our mountain home was just recently completed. This chandelier is “mouth dropping”. Very spectacular. At every angle one views it from, you could be looking at a different piece. You are truly an exceptional artist with exceptional imagination. Well well done!! Thank you so much, it looks amazing. Everyone who sees it is very impressed.”-Randy Penner, January 15, 2013
Kind, Professional and Creative
“My experience with Ragged Mtn. Antler Chandeliers was nothing less than spectacular! I found Jeanne and Anji to be incredibly kind, professional, creative, and masters of their craft. They quickly realized the incredible personal significance that my antlers held and they were very respectful and careful in honoring my possessions. The moose antlers that I had used were a combination of my husband’s and my late father’s and they are truly one of the most important pieces that I own. They worked with me to realize the dream I had for my antlers while interjecting their experience and knowledge of what needed to be accomplished to build my chandelier. They completed my chandelier quickly and before the promised time frame, which I greatly appreciated. When I picked up my chandelier, I literally cried tears of joy because it was most beautiful and emotional than I ever could have imagined. I drove home like I had a newborn baby in the back of my truck!
The chandelier is now the most dominant and important piece in my house. It is the main talking point in my home and everyone who comes to my house cannot believe how incredibly beautiful and rustic the chandelier is. Every time I look at it, I think of my father and of the incredible experience I had with Jeanne and Anji at Ragged Mtn.
I will be eternally grateful for their amazing work!”- Shana Strafford, April 4, 2013
“Ragged Mountain Antler Chandelier did an amazing job, thanks for working with me on it in finding “bragging rights” antlers! I love the rawhide shades and I am very glad that I decided to get them. With the fireplace roaring and only the antler chandelier light, it gives off a very warm and romantic setting. I would recommend these to anyone over just the candle look without any shades. The high ceilings in my home do not affect the warmness at all.”-Jeremy Minken, March 1, 2013
The Banana Republic
“I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to both of you for your exceptional services. Thank you for your diligence and commitment to the antler chandelier project for the 2006 holiday season. It was a pleasure to work along side a creative team with such enthusiasm for their work. Your creativity and attention to the smallest of details have been noticed and appreciated in our flagship windows nationwide. I wish you both all the best throughout the New Year and beyond.”-Ryan James, The Banana Republic, NY, NY
Never Disappointed with 14 Total Pieces
“I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how happy we are with your latest whitetail chandelier and other fixtures. We finally hung the sconces, aspen bells and chandelier and everyone was very impressed. We then decided we could fit three more aspen bells into the room. I think this brings us to a total of fourteen pieces and we have never been disappointed.”
“It’s always been a pleasure dealing with you, and you certainly can count on any future lighting needs we may have. Thank you again.”-John and Laura Landrio, President of Acme Industries Inc
“I have been working with Jeanne with Ragged Mountain Antler Chandeliers for about 12 years. I have to say that it’s been a very pleasing experience for me. Jeanne known affectionately as Ragged Mountain Jeanne, has the experience and creativity to make the most marvelous creations. I often thought the name of the business should be artistry and antlers. Jeanne has the ability to take your thoughts on what you want and create exactly that. She and her staff take directions very well. If you don’t know what you want, give Jeanne a free hand and she will come up with something absolutely beautiful. Above all Jeanne is personable and easy to work with. In this day and age, as far as I am concerned, that is a big plus. Her soft-spoken voice, easy going personality and willingness to please, not only will make your project with Ragged Mountain Antlers a pleasant experience, you will make a friend too!”-Victor E. Zeni, President/CEO of Zeni Paving and Construction Inc.
Personal interest and first rate artist
“Just a brief note to say that we are thrilled with the antler chandelier for our log cabin. Thank you for working with me to find the best combination of brass light holders and shades for our setting. Your personal interest and responsiveness go way beyond the call of duty. Your clients are fortunate to deal with a truly exceptional human being as well as first rate artist. I am confident that the chandelier you sold us will inspire others to purchase from Ragged Mountain and you have my permission to serve as a reference to anyone who wants to call a highly satisfied customer.”
“My son is already thinking of what he could do with an elk chandelier. Thus, you may hear from us again. All the very best to you and your Montana business.”-Myron Nordquist, Professor of International Law
“We would like to say thank you for all your hard work and creativity that went into all our lamps and our chandelier. We are so pleased with the work that you did. We get rave reviews from all our friends and people that come to our home and see your work. I have recommended you to a number of people and will continue to do so to all that are looking for antler chandeliers and lamps. Whether they have their own antlers or are just looking to purchase ones already made!”- Mike and Sandy O'Connor Okotoks, Alberta Canada