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lovleeleigh
« on: December 14, 2009 02:44:44 PM »

This is my first post...with something I actually made!  Grin I'm a bit of a lurker, so I haven't made 10 post yet. Until then, forgive the lackage of actual pictures.

I had a couple of 1.75 liter Jack Daniel bottles laying around and we needed extra lighting in our living room, so I making lamps!





There are most of the supplies I used. The bottle, lampshade, and drill. The bits I used I bought at Sears; they're a glass and tile set with tungsten carbide tips. It took about 15-20 minutes to drill through the glass.



The glass beads I got from good ol' Hobby Lobby (oh, and the lamp kit, which is hot-glued on there. teehee). I used about 3 bags to fill it up; 1.5 black, 1.5 clear.

I have yet to make the twin for the other side, so maybe I'll get some step by step pics with that one!

So tell me what you think or ask any questions!!! ^_^
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cjkRAFT
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 06:37:09 PM »

Hahaha! I never would have thought of that!! My cousin would love this!! I just might try it out!! Nice job!
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lovleeleigh
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010 08:01:25 PM »

Thanks! There's been delay on the twin...I'm hoping by now Hobby Lobby has a second lamp kit that's the same. *crosses fingers* I want to make lamps from fam/friends' favorite drinks...like my sis loves X-Rated, which will look soooo cute!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 10:14:19 AM »

oh i love it! It looks great Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010 05:43:26 PM »

Was it hard to drill through the glass?  Did you break any bottles?

I'm asking because I made a lamp kinda similar to this out of an heirloom jar my grandmother (and her mother) used to store their sugar in.  It's too precious for me to keep in the kitchen where everyone will use it, so I made it a lamp and put it in my bedroom, but I left the cord from the lamp kit hanging down the back of the lamp rather than drilling through the jar.  Lately it's been driving me nuts because it doesn't look finished but I am terrified of breaking the jar so...I'm not sure what to do.  So, any advice would be much appreciated, as I love how your lamps look!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010 11:44:23 PM »

This is so cool!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010 11:50:49 PM »

Was it hard to drill through the glass?  Did you break any bottles?

I'm asking because I made a lamp kinda similar to this out of an heirloom jar my grandmother (and her mother) used to store their sugar in.  It's too precious for me to keep in the kitchen where everyone will use it, so I made it a lamp and put it in my bedroom, but I left the cord from the lamp kit hanging down the back of the lamp rather than drilling through the jar.  Lately it's been driving me nuts because it doesn't look finished but I am terrified of breaking the jar so...I'm not sure what to do.  So, any advice would be much appreciated, as I love how your lamps look!

How thick is the glass? I'm no expert yet, but I'd be more apprehensive if it was thin glass. I'd suggest getting something in similar thickness and type of glass to test it out first. Don't put too much pressure on it either.

This being my first try, I'm very glad it didn't break it. I only have the 2 jack bottles and that's a lot of Jack to go through. The bottle was a lil thick...it felt like it took a long time but Dh said it might've been 15 minutes. The annoying thing was that you can see when the tip of the bit gets through but you still have to keep going for the cord to fit ALL the way through haha.

Oh, watch out for your area and make sure you rinse out the bottle. The extremely tiny glass shards fall around and in the bottle and you don't want them as slinters!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 10:01:26 PM »

Really looks great!  Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 04:15:54 AM »

Awesome! I may have to use this idea for a gift for my brother one day.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010 05:51:20 AM »

My boyfriend would love this. Super cute!
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