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rissaroo
« on: March 18, 2005 04:25:38 PM »

My mom bought me this lamp shade from a mexican imports store in San Antonio. We searched many stores for a deserving base but never found anything we liked. So, we made this base. It is basically a glass hurricane lamp from Michales with marbles glued on. (I also glued marbles on the shade!) I bought a lamp kit from Target, but attaching it all without cutting the glass was an adventure. For the bottom, i used a circular wooden cup from Michael's that happened to fit just inside the glass. I drilled a hole in the wood and glued the beads in rows above it, for the glass to sit on. there is a paper wedged inside the glass to help keep it tight. Then i happened to find a plasitc ring that fit just over the top of the glass which i glued on and let sit overnight. I then glued the base and harp of the lamp kit to this ring, and once secure put in the wiring and the socket. Again, if you can cut glass there is probably an easier way to do the same idea with a glass bottle.

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005 07:23:42 PM »

The lamp looks awesome, especially when lit up.  Good job Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005 08:38:14 PM »

i love it, it reminds me of my friends who are like hippies  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2005 02:25:55 PM »

heh
that's not "hippies", that's a term of endearment.  american sign language "I love you" b/c that's the shape of the letters I  L and Y  Wink

i'm a deaf culture freak since my major in school is interpreting for the deaf.  i <3 this lamp!! nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2005 06:29:11 PM »

sweet!  Smiley  i like the shade a lot. what a great find.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2005 09:43:36 PM »

That's gorgeous!  The base just has a really fun/free feeling.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005 06:08:26 PM »

you gave me an idea to hot glue colored glass round bits over a clear glass vase, and I think I'm going to do it tonight before I forget!
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