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« on: September 04, 2009 04:14:56 PM »

Those of you who have been around Craftster a while might remember the "stained glass" lampshade I made out of candy and fruit roll-ups for the grocery store challenge:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271783.0.

Well, as it turns out, though the shellacked candy lasts surprisingly well, its color doesn't. (Probably a good thing--can you imagine all those dyes in your stomach!?) After several months, the vibrant colors had faded into a uniform yellowish shade--BORING!

 Time for an upgrade--to real glass!

At the Dollar Tree I spent my $10 on:
     1 clear glass vase
      1 small 8"x8" square mirror
      1 package of "jeweled trim"--clear dangly beads sewn onto a ribbon, 1 yard.
      7 little net bags of glass "accent gems " for aquariums/flower arranging


Taking my trusty glue gun (also a Dollar Store purchase, though not this trip) I set to work. I was a bit worried about the heat of the lamp melting the glue, but when a few test gems stayed put, I soon began to cover the entire vase, using the ribbon trim around the bottom to make a fringe.

The results:


When I was done, I still had lots of gems left over, and I hadn't used the mirror at all. So I decided to step it up a notch (I am defending my Dollar Store title, after all! ;-) )
Inspired by the amazing broken glass mosaics created by local artist (and friend) Cecilia Cannon (http://www.ceciliacannon.com/--honestly, check her out, she's incredible) I decided to make a companion "art piece" for my new lamp.

Some more glue gun action:


And voila!


Close-ups:
I think they look quite happy together.


Thanks for checking out my entry--and happy crafting!

            
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009 04:50:42 PM »

So lovely. And the companion piece is also great.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009 06:18:15 PM »

Well done. I was wondering about the heat in the vase myself. Does the heat from the bulb have an escape route? Or do you just leave it on for short burst?
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009 06:39:06 PM »

Very pretty - I might have to make one of these.  Looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009 07:09:29 PM »

This is beautiful! Great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009 07:53:15 PM »

This is totally cool!  Great job!  I love that you got two projects out of the $10!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009 08:38:28 PM »

This is awesome.  Great job.  How did you attached the vase to the lamp?  It looks heavy. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009 09:24:13 PM »

that shade is quite beautiful. the light must be so ambient!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 04:21:40 AM »

Thanks, everyone, for all your kind comments! To answer a few questions: I have a compact fluorescent lightbulb of a fairly low wattage in the lamp, so it doesn't really get all that hot. The candy-coated lampshade I was using before was about the same shape and size and I never had a problem with the glass overheating, so I don't think I will with this one either.

 As to how it's attached, you can kind of see in a few of the pictures that there are three adjustable screws in the base that tighten around the top of the shade to hold it in place. So as long as there's a bit of a "lip" around the edge of the lampshade opening for it to hold, it can accomodate a variety of sizes. Very handy when you want to switch out the shades, or, like me, broke the original!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009 10:55:05 AM »

I bet it makes pretty patterns of light on the wall! Lovely!
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