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« on: February 21, 2004 03:08:18 PM »

i'm in love with my lampshade (even though it's a fairly ugly lamp), but it was a pain in the ass because i started in on it before i had fully thought it out.  i should have bought a plain tube frame and just applied the filmstrips to it, but i instead sewed all the filmstrips together and then realized that they wouldn't happily make a cone shape, so them i had to figure out how to make the shade from scratch, more or less.  
old educational filmstrips are so cool.  i've also made slides out of them and done a ton of bitchin' polaroid slide transfers with them, including an entire series devoted to carl sagan's cosmos on filmstrip.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2004 03:11:35 PM »

WOW! THAT IS SO COOL! I wish I had that much talent....

Great Job!

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2004 03:13:20 PM »

I think it looks great!! I want to find some of these films strips!  Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2004 03:31:22 PM »

that's really a great idea. filmstrips are the best, most especially when they educate as well as entertain.  I remember that in second grade, if we did something super during the week, we were rewarded with the chance to take home one item from the classroom for the weekend. (kind of a lame prize in retrospect). needless to say, I would always choose the filmstrip projector as my prize and would spend my weekend sitting in my dark bedroom watching educational strips.  yeah, I've been a geek since way back!

now I want a filmstrip lampshade to sit in my dark bedroom and look at all weekend!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2004 04:12:02 PM »

CircusManager220, you're sweet, but i think it's more tenacity than talent for this one...and my brilliant eye, of course.  Wink
craftsurge, check your local schools and libraries...they just might have some old strips they're going to throw out!
J/A/S/O/N, that story just made my day.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2004 06:03:45 PM »

I was about to ask where you got the filmstrips then I remembered, you probably have access to a ton of em....great lampshade, even if you think the rest of the lamp is hideous
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2004 07:48:58 PM »

Fantastic lampshade.  I'd pay a lot of money for something like that!  Cheesy  

I'll have to keep a look out for slides in future 2nd hand store expeditions.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2004 10:35:59 PM »

That is killer! I really like it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2004 04:04:35 AM »

I think I'm in love with your lampshade too...
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2004 11:35:26 AM »

i'm sure 16mm would work--but it's half the width so it's twice the sewing!  i think it's also a slightly thinner base/smaller sprockets, so you'd have to be a little more careful, but it would be cool to have the rows and rows of gradually changing images, rather than the somewhat isolated one-offs of a filmstrip...
i can't tell you how happy that damn lampshade makes me every time i look at it, though!  (expecially the apple picture in the middle...)  
thanks so much for everyone's sweet comments.  
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