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« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2008 02:11:29 PM »

It's so funny, I was out for sushi Sat. night and they had some of these lamps - and I and my guests (who are both graphic designers) just kept staring at them thinking about how we could make some. Seriously. I was overjoyed when I then found this post!

I just saw the same lamps while watching Bones w/ my bf the other night and I was cackling because I already had this bookmarked to make myself, MUAH!
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2008 07:28:56 AM »


I made my 120 one of these last night. Grin

It was SO satisfying to make - I want to make loads more now, but it's just toooooooo time consuming cutting out all the bits!

It's just made out of card and I put a round disk inside to thread the flex through, so the light bulb is kept well away from any of the edges - hurrah!!

Thanks so much for the idea, I'm really pleased with it!


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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2008 08:56:41 AM »

Wow, that doesn't even look like a photo... more like graphic design or something....

Great.  Like I need another project to take on.
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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2008 08:59:03 AM »

those things really are amazing!!! The pictures always look like paintings! Great job!
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« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2008 03:18:07 PM »

I love me some crafster and I think this is the coolest thing I've seen yet.  WOW.  SO EXCITED TO MAKE ONE!
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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2008 12:23:12 PM »

Wow, these are amazing!
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« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2008 04:32:27 PM »

showmehelen, that is too awesome! What kind of diameter are we looking at? What kind of wattage do you have in there? I might have to enlarge one of my lamps...

I was working on one that was about 3' diameter, but I couldn't get the pieces to close in.
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« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2008 05:24:42 AM »

thanks julibooli  Grin

each piece is approx 14cm x 15cm. i made them this size as then four pieces would fit onto one piece of a3 card.
the final lamp measures approximately 70cm across.

if i was going to make it again, i would probably make the pieces slightly bigger than this. the lamp fits into the room well as is, but i think as it's such an intricate design, it would work well being slightly oversized for the space it's hanging in (if you know what i mean).
also, the card i used had a cream tinge to it, which was not so apparent until the shade was lit from inside. consequently, the light given off is a bit yellowy which is not so great for a dining room. I would source some different card if i did it again probably.

the bulb i have used is 60W, but i've got it on a dimmer switch and it looks loads better when the light is turned right down.

hope that helps!!
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« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2008 05:30:54 AM »

I made a small one of old plastic candy boxes that I got from the local candy store. I haven't put a light in it yet but I hope it will work out. I think I will try to make one out of plastic that is not as clear. What are yours made of? Paper or plastic? Wink

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« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2008 10:28:24 AM »

this is soo cool i love it i will definitley try this as soon as i find time.
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