So, I've been wanting to post this for so long but haven't gotten a chance.... so YAY for this happening!
Number one of two lamps:
I began by making beaded circular coasters, but then I realized how cool they looked in the light and decided to make a lamp shade. So I made 18 of them (at about 2-3 hours each...whew) and wired them together. then I added these cool fish beads in the diamonds between the coasters. I found a white lamp at a thrift store with like rings of light colors (something from a baby's room) and stripped the wood, stained it, glazed it, and painted turquoise stripes. annnnnd here is the finished product!!
I hope you craftsters enjoy it! =)
Lamp number two:
This lamp was an ugly brass, gold-colored floor lamp with an off-white crinkly shade (the typical ones). So I spray painted the stand, dry brushed it with dark brown (which you can't really see in the pictures =/) and completely altered the shade. I ripped off the white, covered it with navy satin, and painted with acrylics on it. Finally I wanted some sort of fringe but didn't want beads, so i sandwiched ribbon between pennies and hung them off it. Here is the final lamp. Hope you craftsters approve!! =)