The photo looks like it's a spool of wire. And that's exactly what it is. in fact, part of the wire was starting to unspool just a smidge - and to me that seemed just a little cheap looking for the price of the light. I'm surprised they didn't adhere a touch of glue or something to the end of the spool so that wouldn't happen. But it wasn't loosely "unspooling". It was just a little bit sticking out. very minor issue. Otherwise, it looks exactly like the photo.
By:Rachel D. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
We bought two of these for our kitchen island. They are very nice looking pendants. However, our contractor was unable to get the pendant base to install flush with the ceiling. As a result, there is a 1/4 - 1/2 inch gap between the ceiling and the base of the light. Also, one pendant stopped working within the first 2 years. We've have had two electricians look at it, and neither could fix it (they stated faulty wiring).
By:Linda O. , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)