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« on: August 04, 2010 07:45:32 PM »

About 15 years ago, I bought a cheap paper lamp, kind of like http://www.brandlighting.com/images/fire_farm/1A-T1R.jpg this one. Eventually I knocked it over and ripped the paper shade, natch.  I'm a notorious penny-pincher and hate throwing useful things out, besides, so I bought some rice paper and recovered it.  But I did kind of a lazy job, plus I knocked it over within a week and ripped it again, anyway.

I've been cooking up a plan to someday make a chandelier with paper circles, so I decided to give this lamp a re-do in a similar style to see if it would work, and here is the result. I used a utility knife and sandpaper to scrape the glue from the lampshade off the metal parts.  Then I used a circular punch on vellum paper (YESSSSS THAT PACKAGE OF VELLUM I BOUGHT AT A YARD SALE TEN YEARS AGO FINALLY CAME IN HANDY!), poked holes in each circle with a pin, and strung them together with jump rings. It was kind of slow going, but I learned some tips for my future chandelier, and I knocked out half of a season of Degrassi Junior High, so.  Everyone wins!  I think it looks pretty cute.

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Insignia
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010 08:17:51 PM »

That is a great looking lamp!
and kudos for recycling Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 08:19:01 PM »

Your lamp looks so good  Cheesy.
I have been thinking about trying to do something in a similar style as I think that the shell chandlers look so nice. The vellum paper has a similar feel but I worry about having that fragile of paper so close to a heat source. Did you have to do anything to prevent a potential fire hazard?
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grammardog
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010 02:50:30 AM »

Your lamp looks so good  Cheesy.
I have been thinking about trying to do something in a similar style as I think that the shell chandlers look so nice. The vellum paper has a similar feel but I worry about having that fragile of paper so close to a heat source. Did you have to do anything to prevent a potential fire hazard?

Thanks, guys!

EllaRain, I didn't do anything to prevent it being a fire hazard, because the previous shades were also paper and I never had any trouble with the lamp being too hot.  I'm going to keep an eye on it, but I feel confident that it'll be fine as is.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010 06:46:32 AM »

That is so cute! And great that you recycled Smiley
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chezlin
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010 06:46:27 PM »

This lamp is awesome, it reminds me of my childhood... my mom had a bunch of those shell chandeliers when I was a kid.  So cute!
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010 02:26:36 AM »

Neato! I love lamp too! Kudos for the Anchorman quote!  Grin
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