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poppet
« on: December 21, 2004 11:56:38 AM »

I didn't make this -- I got it as a gift from a friend/co-worker today but had to share it. I'm so freakin excited. She made me a light that matches my tattoo. She actually designed my tattoo (see avatar) for me last spring. Anyway, I'm freaking out excited and told her I was going to show off her handiwork here. I put a standard-sized paperclip in the photo to show the size of the lamp.

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2004 12:02:00 PM »

Good gravy! That's beautiful! You have an awesome co-worker!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2004 12:13:43 PM »

she must be roped into a tutorial.
i must know how to make this!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2004 01:15:29 PM »

That really is an interesting lamp!  Some other craftsters have discussed making things with stained glass without seagulls and unicorns-- this is a great example! I hope it encourages others.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004 12:34:11 PM »

Pretty colors.  I love it.  Is she a member here?
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004 10:38:54 PM »

Good grief that's gorgeous!  Can she be my friend too?  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2004 07:15:31 AM »

Hi all,
My friend isn't a member of craftster. I don't think she can do a tutorial since she said it was a bitch to make and she'll never make another.  Grin  However, I'll take close-up pics of all the angles so that you can see how it's put together. She used copper wire to re-inforce the pieces, too.
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DNBursky
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2004 07:17:09 AM »

How did she make the stand and light? What's it light with?
David
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poppet
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2004 09:05:03 AM »

Here are more pictures of the lamp. The base is a small piece of wood with a groove for the lamp to fit into, and a hole cut for the light. Under the piece of wood is a little groove that the light cord fits into so that it's flush with the table top surface.

Also, the key to making a piece like this is to solder copper wire along all the glass connections (on top of the copper tape/foil) to make the piece sturdy. The top star-like piece is held onto the blue kidney-shape with just a big dollop of solder. If you have other questions about it, just let me know.





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DNBursky
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2004 04:17:36 PM »

I never saw a lamp, socket, light, etc. like that, where are they purchasable?

David
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