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« on: February 19, 2004 11:20:02 AM »

hey everyone...i've been lurking around here for a while, but only just dragged out my camera to take pictures of my crafty advenures.

here's my slide lamp shade:

it was super easy to make.  i had an old lampshade that was falling apart, so i ripped off the paper.  I punched a hole on all 4 sides of the slides, then connected them with jump rings to each other and the shade frame.  Some day, I might make it longer, but it was hard to punch the holes, so I stopped at 4 rows.

i'm also kind of worried about what wattage bulb to use.  it has a 25 in there now, which doesn't really give off enough light to make it useful.  anyone have any experience with higher watts without harming anything?

here's some closer shots...thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2004 11:26:34 AM »

Really cool job on the lamp! I have a pile of slides and jumprings just waiting to be made into my slide shade, I just have an issue with finding the right lamp for it.....

I have no experience with wattage, but the best I could suggest is find a lamp online (or in the store) with a plastic shade and see what type of bulbs those sort of lamps would take... I'd assume the company would choose whatever would be the best without melting the shade....
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2004 09:57:04 PM »

That is really cool! I like the idea!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2004 06:05:49 PM »

you may be able to kick up the wattage to 40, but I wouldn't go any higher than that. Keep an eye (and a nose) on it and see how it does. You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2004 06:33:37 PM »

i love this lamp--very cool.  it reminds me of the film strip one i just did and i thought i might pass along the idea of lining the slides with white paper...that way you can see the pictures on the slides a little better without blinding yourself...of course, with the cool joints/rings/whatever on yours, the white might look clunky...
anyway, now i'm just rambling!  just wanted to say--cool project!

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2004 07:06:43 PM »

I heart this lamp. Like Rox, I want to make my own, I'm just searching for the right lamp.....
use a flourescent bulb, they cost a little more (okay, maybe a lot more) but they last much longer and will give you more light and you will not have to worry about your slides melting.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2004 01:15:27 AM »

i must try this!!!!
i have tons of slide film!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2004 05:48:45 AM »

I tried the flourescent bulb, but the shade clips on, and the bulb I had was funny shaped and wouldn't stay on.  I've switched it to 40W and had no problems so far, and I think I'm ready for 60W.  The lamp itself is only rated for 60 so I don't think I'll go over that.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2004 11:04:05 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2004 09:06:03 AM »

Thanks for the idea! I work for a concert promoter and asked if they had any slides they didn't need and now I have over 100 slides of music bands to use!

How about making a bejeweled night lite frame and putting a slide inside? Maybe out of fimo, clay or ...?
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