Who wants to look at an ugly light bulb? We found this wonderful bulb cover in paris but it is actually crafted by hand in India. The cover looks just as good on an upright bulb or, as shown here, a pendant bulb. Fits any standard sized bulb - not the nasty fluorescent energy-saver stick things but a good old-fashioned light bulb.
By the way, the glass beads are clear but the warm light from the bulb gives them a lovely amber glow.