I've seen these all over the internet and craftster now and thought I'd finally make my own. I got the slides from STS awhile ago and they have just been sitting in my craft room waiting to be turned into curtains and a lampshade.
Real easy project....
1. Drill holes in your slides with a dremel. For the middle ones, I drilled 6 holes (like the slide on the left in the picture). For the top and bottom ones I drilled an extra hole to attach it to the lampshade frame. I held each slide up the light and made sure the picture was facing the correct way before drilling.
2. I then ripped apart my lampshade so I just had the metal frame.
3. I had a rough time finding correct rings (I moved to the middle of no-where PA and now the JoAnn's is super small ) I got these jewelry rings (not sure what they are really used for). I opened them all up.
4. I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade. Then just went down the sides. I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.
That's that...pretty easy!
Here are the curtains I made a few weeks ago...I did these exactly the same why. For the part that goes on the curtain rod, I just used jewelry wire to make bigger loops.