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« on: July 09, 2006 11:36:44 AM »

 Yay, I finally did something with all these lightbulbs I've hollowed out.  Tongue

So I found this..thing at my favorite thrift store for $1.50 and knew it would be perfect for a lightbulb vase. (No idea what it is, I'm thinking maybe a tealight candle holder?)  I hollowed and washed out the bulbs, etched a few of them with Armor Etch, and then attached them to the frame with 18 gauge wire. I rubbed a bit of spanish copper metallic paint on the frame because it was really brassy and I wanted it a little darker. And that's pretty much it. As you can see I only have silk flowers in it right now but I definitely plan to use real flowers in it.   Smiley








few more pics
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/61329DSC00181-a.jpg
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/61329DSC00177-a.jpg
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/61329DSC00178-a.jpg


Tutorial for hollowing out the bulbs:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37319.0
Tutorial for etching the bulbs:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17742.0
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006 06:56:37 PM »

Oh my lack of god! That's friggin' swoot. How long it take you?
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006 12:11:51 AM »

Thanks.  Cheesy

Honestly it really didn't take long, I think I could have done it in an afternoon if I'd done it all at once. Etching the bulbs took the longest, 20-30 minutes each.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006 08:51:31 AM »

That is a funky vase... I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 07:25:20 PM »

wow, thats amazing
now i'm gonna have to make one
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006 09:26:46 PM »

Brilliant! Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006 12:36:53 AM »

That is so freaking pretty.  I love it.
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