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I made this lamp today. Honestly, I'm just procrastinating about getting out the mini table saw. I have some cutting to do on the San Franciscan basement! :D

So I just made this out of a bead I had on hand, a raised washer for the base, a jewelry pin, a clip on earring back and card. The shade is a bit large but that's to cover the flame bulb I used because it was the only one I had on hand. I need to replenish my stash of wired light bulbs.

I think I may paint this yet. Probably white, like everything I do.. or maybe in a simulated wood finish because of the basket weave bead. :)

Need to make a sturdier shade.. this card is getting quite hot! :eek:




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1 hour ago, Debsrand56 said:

Looks great!  It's fine the way it is, but simulated wood could look nice, too.

Thanks Deborah, but it's definitely getting a coat of paint... I can't leave well enough alone. :D

35 minutes ago, SewMini said:

Love this! What order are the parts stacked in? I'm interested to see the inside.

Thanks Miranda. :) 

I threaded the pin though the middle of the part of the earring back that I used & glued them at the pin head. Then I glued the light bulb to the top of the pin-head/earring back assembly, right in the middle. Then I threaded the light bulb wire through the earring back also. Wire & pin were then threaded though the bead and washer base that i had glued together earlier. the pin was then bent into a round stand shape that tucks under the washer. You could glue it to the underside of the washer base also but I haven't.

I made the shade out of a piece of rectangular card made into a cylinder. I made it snug enough to the earring back assembly that it doesn't need gluing. It just sits in place when on, for easy removal & bulb changing.

Re-pin the wire and plug and play. :D

I'll take a picture with the shade off and post it... Don't be horrified..  All the smoke and mirrors will be revealed. lol 

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