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« on: July 15, 2009 10:43:58 PM »

I made this lamp as a gift for my boyfriend.  It has slides from all the trips we have been on in the past years.  I didn't plan to make this until after the trips were over, so I found a website (IQ Imaging) that allows you to upload a digital image and they turn it into a slide!  Think of the possibilities. 

Being a little obsessive... they are all horizontal images.  Instead of using jump rings to connect them i used a white ribbon that allows light to pass through. There is a small square of vellum on the back of each slide so the light bulb isn't visible. 

Lesson learned: craft glue isn't strong enough.  I had to reattach some slides after we moved.  This time I used the handy E6000.

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009 10:45:56 PM »

So cute! I wish I had photos of me and my man. lol. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 10:52:11 PM »

Great idea! It looks really good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009 04:15:56 AM »

this is really cute
and your pictures are gorgeous!

i'm really into photography so i would so attempt to do this with some of my photos.
i'm going to look at that website :]]

thanks for sharing! :]]
and great job
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009 05:23:24 AM »

This is such a cool idea! Love it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009 07:00:55 AM »

Great idea and your lamp looks fabulous. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009 08:41:14 AM »

that's brilliant!  we have tonnes of vacation photos, i didn't know you could print recent photos on slides!

i really like the white ribbon as well - it makes the whole project look very classy  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009 09:34:42 AM »

I love your take on it. I made mine using pictures of my kids on all their ventures (zoo, pool, park, etc.) I lives in the Playroom now at their art/craft desk (Of COURSE my kids have their own art/craft desk!)



I Like how your ribbons give it a softer appeal. I'd like to try a chandelier-style one with a smaller diameter circle coming out the bottom, with your ribbon idea...
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009 11:56:57 AM »

i love this idea.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009 02:35:11 PM »

awesome! i just brought a bunch of slides home with me from my mom's to make a slide lamp but couldn't get large jumprings anywhere in the UK Tongue i'd love to try your ribbon idea (especially cause it looks like it involves no drilling?) can you explain the process of attaching the slides a bit more?
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