I have a ceiling lamp that needs to hang about 12 inches below due to slanted ceiling. I bought a canopy that covers up the box and extended the hot & neutral wires to the lamp itself using a regular lamp wire. However, the ground wire isn't connected. Is that OK?
A little more explanation about how it is hung. The lamp has a metal case, which is hung via 5 steel wires, attaching to a zinc-plated link, which is attached to the chandelier mounting kit. The mounting kit is attached to the metal gang box, for which I had the ground wire connected. Come to think of it, any electric short would have come through this path....?