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« on: January 12, 2012 06:31:08 PM »

Hello fellow craftsters. I have had a massive crush on these lamps ever since I first laid eyes on them, but unfortunately have not been able to afford them on a college kid's salary. Then also, there's the glass... and my inevitable nature to hurt myself in magnificent ways... so yes, I was hoping to recreate the look of these lamps by reconstructing them out of cheaper less dangerous mediums.
I figure white tissue paper and painted cardboard for this one:

And maybe cardboard with die cuts followed by a silver spray paint for this one:

Now, my only issue is basically I know that with a few tries I could easily figure out a pattern to make this, geometric shapes and all, but my issue lies in the fact that I would like to light these suckers.
I have no idea how to go about that.
I love the idea of white Christmas lights, but worry about the weight, and don't like the idea of a good chunk of the lights trailing down out of the lamp. And the other idea is to incorporate L.E.D.s, but I know nothing of wiring and the amount of heat and bulb emits. So ideas?  Huh
My last resort could be those really nice battery powered tea-light/votives (fake candles). But then I won't be able to shut them off with much each as these will be suspended higher than my short self could reach. And if I have to start installing pulley systems, things maybe get too difficult. haha  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012 08:14:01 AM »

Use tea lights with built in timers...$4.99 for six...they stay on from the time you switch them on for about 5 hours...then they turn off and start all by themselves...I used them this Christmas for out of the way lighting Cheesy

I still have two in candle holders that come on at 5 each night..so they seem to last a long time! (the package says 1,000 hours!)

http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/everlasting-led-p-tea-lights.html?gdftrk=gdfV2875_a_7c73_a_7c4416_a_7ceverlasting_d_led

they sell them a lot of places

btw--beautiful...and the lights are called Morovian Star...

http://homemadeintheheartland.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-craft-morovian-star.html

the work is already done for you! No math needed! Cheesy

Instructions:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6818735_instructions-moravian-star-tree-topper.html
Templates:
http://www.jennyharada.com/patterns/starpoint.pdf

http://www.jennyharada.com/patterns/starbody.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012 02:43:09 PM »

YOU'RE FANTASTIC!!!! : D!!
Thank you so much! Aaaah! So excited to get started!  Grin
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