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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! on: May 10, 2010 07:05:41 AM
Thanks everyone!

DawnsTrees, the slides probably will fade at some point, at least the ones in the curtain will, since they're being exposed to direct sunlight a few hours a day. But as far as I can tell, they've been up for about 3 months now, and still look the same as when I first hung them up.  If they were in a north facing window, they would get more protection from the light.

I suspect that it will take quite a long time for the slides in the lamp to fade, since they're just being exposed to LED light, which, compared to the sun, is pretty mild.  Smiley  But as long as you have the slides scanned in first, even if something catastrophic does happen to the object, you still have the image preserved.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! on: April 09, 2010 05:41:36 AM
sham, that's awesome!  Post pics when you get it finished!  Smiley

In case anyone was interested, the curtains have been on my door for almost 2 months now, and no sign of fading yet.  Yay!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! on: March 31, 2010 10:16:38 AM
Hey Teva!  I would do one of two things if I were you - hunt out some old slides at antique stores, or even more easily ebay (there are a TON of old slides up for sale there) and use those, or buy a cheap plastic 35mm camera at a thrift store (I can find them around me for between 50 cents to $2) and some new rolls of slide film.  If you just want to make a lamp or a small project, you can get by with 1 roll of 36 exposure slide film.  You don't need Kodachrome, which Kodak has actually stopped making.  Kodak produces slide film under the names Ektachrome and Elitechrome, and Fuji has a bunch of different slide films available too (Velvia and Provia come to mind).  If you're shooting new slide film in a cheap plastic camera in daytime, I'd stick with 100 or 200 speed film.

If you're making a bigger project, it'll be less expensive to buy a selection of someone else's slides.  There's seriously a huge amount of slides for sale on ebay, and a lot of the auctions wind up going for prices that are reasonable.

Incidentally, Travis and I made another lamp out of film he shot and we had developed at Walmart (I'm anti-Walmart, but they're the only place around me that will send out slide film to be developed - I develop a lot of slide film at home, but I don't have the little cardboard mounts that surround the film).



The interior is just a Ball jar filled with a tiny strand of LED lights.





I posted a lamp tutorial on my blog here: http://goo.gl/83Zz  It's basically what I said in the original post about the lamp, but with some cutting instructions and such.  I hope that's okay to post a link to!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cookieplate - An newbies attempt at wirework on: February 22, 2010 04:38:36 PM
Now all that's left is to make a cloth for it. I'm not sure yet wheter to crochet one, or sew it with lace ribbons on the edge....

Correction - All that's left is to make *cookies* for it.  Nom nom nom.  Smiley 

It looks fantastic!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: How Bazaar! Corks 'n' Crochet on: February 22, 2010 04:34:49 PM
These are adorkable!  Smiley  Argh!  I must figure out how to crochet!!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: "Stacked stone" bachelor's quilt on: February 21, 2010 01:53:50 PM
I love how modern and clean this looks.  It's a perfect 'guy's quilt.'  Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Present for my mommy on: February 19, 2010 04:33:53 PM
This is totally adorable.  Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: J Darko , or epic 2 and a half weeks of circles on: February 18, 2010 08:28:36 PM
That dress is totally gorgeous.  I love the lush blue you selected.  It's just so texturey, like soft, friendly fish scales.  Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: MEGA chain chomp bean bag on: February 18, 2010 03:07:00 PM
Okay, this thing cracks me up whenever I see its big head in the thumbnail.  This rocks so much.  Smiley
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! on: February 18, 2010 03:05:28 PM
Oh man, anatomy slides would be wicked cool...  I've got some that look like architectural sketches, but nothing that screams, for instance, BRAINS!!!  Smiley
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