These hanging lights are made out of shade pulls and silver painted plastic coffee stir sticks.
Shade pulls mounted with duct tape on a silver painted bamboo skewer make an ok pole lamp.
All of the shades in my house are missing the little plastic pulls.
(They work fine without them)
This is a straw and half a ping pong ball stuck into one of those plastic goodies that they put in the middle of the pizza when they put it in a box.