This is how I made my outdoor pendant light:
1. Make a shape out of small mesh chicken wire. I made a cylinder, sewing up the seam with thin wire.
2. Bend the wire mesh into a desired shape.
3. Pour algae over the mesh until it is all covered. Allow the algae to dry.
4. Spray the dried lighting sculpture with a fixing spray. I used Krylon’s “Make it Last” clear seal.
5. Paint the inside of the sculpture (optional). I used white spray paint and then hand-painted some glow-in-the-dark paint as well.
6. Bend a couple pieces of sturdy wire and hook them to the top of the light sculpture. Insert a set of string lights (I used an outdoor battery operated set of lights).
7. Hang the finished luminary in your garden. It will withstand all weather conditions.