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Topic: Sakura Lampshade in shades of white!  (Read 8569 times)
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« on: September 05, 2009 01:06:59 AM »

Here's the completed lampshade with the light on...


now for the story...
I'd told my sister that I'd make her a lamp for her room.  The theme for her room is white and pink with a Japanese boudoir theme.  So when I saw this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I started out with plastic cutting mats ($5), tin foil ($2), white and silver glitter ($3) and 3 sprays of silver leaves ($6).  So spent a total of $15 new zealand on the lamp. So under $10 US!


I cut out many, many flower shapes out of the cutting mats.  Then I cut out slightly smaller shapes out of the tin foil.  I ended up with: 18 flowers with foil flowers on them, 15 flowers with white glitter, 12 flowers with silver glitter and 60 clear flowers.
I used the bases of the sprays of silver leaves to make two circular rings to form the base of the lamp.
Then I made several streams of flowers and stuck them on the top ring so that they fell on below the next ring (which is wider).

So this is what I ended up with!


I was fairly happy with it and as you can see from  this photo, so was the sister!!


oh and one more, just coz it is pretty.


comments most appreciated. xx
« Last Edit: September 05, 2009 01:44:41 AM by sin esperanza » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009 02:45:06 AM »

that works so well.. when I read japanese boudoir I was a little confused :-)

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 07:24:49 AM »

Oh Wow!  That's killer! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 07:29:47 AM »

Oh, lovely lighting there. I am a sucker for lighting and specialty shades.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009 01:51:19 PM »

thanks guys! heh apparently 'japanese boudoir' means sakura and feathers... so says the sister! x
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009 09:17:46 PM »

Very lovely lamp.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009 09:39:46 PM »

 The lamp-shade is beautiful. I don't think the pictures do it justice. I would love to have made that.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009 03:36:50 AM »

That's pretty! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009 09:35:34 AM »

That really is very beautiful!! I'm in love!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009 11:09:12 PM »

aww, thank you!  It was fun to make! x
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