I wonder if this works: Easier, cheaper alcohol inks and dyes - use a cheap small spray bottle - mix KoolAid or food color or easter dye or RIT dye with rubbing alcohol. Intensity of color depends on amount of your preferred additive.
Repurposed Books Coat Rack Junker's Unite
Old Books into Unique Coat Rack! ~Full tutorial at KnickofTime.net
Metal rings from lampshades and metal rings made from coat hangers, covered with lace and turned into chandelier. It would be the easiest thing in the world to attach some fake crystal beads to the end of those lace points with thread.