Can you shorten chandelier chain?
Regarding this, can you shorten a chandelier?
It may seem like your destiny: Every chandelier or light fixture you've ever purchased must be shortened so that someone doesn't bang into it head-first. Chandeliers typically come packaged with more chain and wire than you need -- because it's more convenient to shorten a chain rather than to lengthen it.
In this manner, how long should a chandelier chain be?
A chandelier's chain should be 3 inches long for every foot of ceiling height. For example, for an 8 foot ceiling, the fixture should hang 30 inches to 36 inches above the table, depending on the size of the chandelier.
Inspect the chain link to determine if it has a fastener that threads the two ends of the link together. If there is one, hold the link tightly with a pair of pliers and use another pair of pliers to turn the fastener counterclockwise to loosen it. Once the fastener is loose enough, completely unscrew it by hand.