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« on: June 24, 2004 07:56:22 PM »

A little self-promotion never hurt anybody - right? 

I'm sure craftsters are familiar with the magazine ReadyMade.  I'm a regular contributor and they're currently  featuring my Slide Show Lamp Shade on the ReadyMade website (as well as the July print issue).  You can't miss it...it's on the home page.  A quick click and you've got the directions! 

Check it out. 
Print the directions. 
Make one for yourself. 

The site is www.readymademag.com
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2004 07:43:46 AM »

ahhh, one of my favorite projects!
to me, the slide lamp is synonymous with craftster
I sure hope that this isn't a rip-off.

hey everyone...i've been lurking around here for a while, but only just dragged out my camera to take pictures of my crafty advenures.

here's my slide lamp shade:
http://www.auroraseven.com/alison/craftster/lamp1.gif

it was super easy to make.  i had an old lampshade that was falling apart, so i ripped off the paper.  I punched a hole on all 4 sides of the slides, then connected them with jump rings to each other and the shade frame.  Some day, I might make it longer, but it was hard to punch the holes, so I stopped at 4 rows.

i'm also kind of worried about what wattage bulb to use.  it has a 25 in there now, which doesn't really give off enough light to make it useful.  anyone have any experience with higher watts without harming anything?

here's some closer shots...thanks!

http://www.auroraseven.com/alison/craftster/lamp2.gif

http://www.auroraseven.com/alison/craftster/lamp3.gif
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2004 09:20:37 AM »

Not to be a wet blanket or anything but according to THIS the photo slide lampshade idea was published in a book by Carolyn Vosburg Hall a few years ago.
I think both StevenJames and alison's versions are great, though.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2004 03:09:11 PM »

ahhh, one of my favorite projects!
to me, the slide lamp is synonymous with craftster


thanks! that's so flattering. 

I most definitely did not come up with this idea.  my mom (and i'm sure she just saw one somewhere) gave me a bunch of slides and told me to make a lamp shade out of them.  i just fooled around with them until they looked like i wanted, and voila, my lamp shade.  it was difficult and most certainly not the best way to put it together.  i initially posted my instructions hoping someone else would come up with a better way to do it, so i could make more!

i haven't picked up the new readymade, but i'm looking forward to see how stevenjames put his together.

-alison
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004 11:14:56 PM »

The slide lampshade has already been featured on these boards! The first time I've ever seen one was on these boards, so imagine my surprise when I saw them on Readymade's magazine this season. I'm a bit suspicious of where Readymade got the idea, but who am I to point fingers?

Well, here I am, thinking I've come up with an amazing new take on using slides and someone already beat me to the punch.

My friend has always told me there really aren't any new ideas anymore, just twists on what already exists - I've always told her people develop original ideas everyday, but I guess she was right. 

I think we all designed our shades a bit differently, they work and look great.  Hopefully all of these ideas will inspire more shades to be made!

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2004 11:17:03 AM »

really great idea! congrats on being recognized for it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2004 04:38:03 PM »


Well, here I am, thinking I've come up with an amazing new take on using slides and someone already beat me to the punch.

My friend has always told me there really aren't any new ideas anymore, just twists on what already exists - I've always told her people develop original ideas everyday, but I guess she was right. 

I think we all designed our shades a bit differently, they work and look great.  Hopefully all of these ideas will inspire more shades to be made!



I know exactly how you feel.  I made a tyvek purse last week for a friend's birthday and she asked me if I followed the instructions in the latest readymade.  I didn't even know that a new issue came out, let alone one with instructions for the bag. I wish I had known, as instructions it might have saved me a few hours and a lot of tyvek bags.

I can think of a few other projects that have been inspired by the slide lamp, including annettes filmstrip lamp and even my own pendant lamp re-vamp (which may not be as clear, but I can assure you it was)

thanks for the inspirartion!


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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005 10:34:21 PM »

Hello, that is a marvelous lampshade! Since I don't have access to film strips, do you think I could do the same with negatives? Or would they melt easily? THanks if anyone can help me with this  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 11:08:00 AM »

I don't see why not, however, you want to rig the negatives, so they NEVER come into contact with the bulb - they will melt and could even catch fire.  Perhaps you can attach them to a smaller frame?  Or better yet, you could place them on flat panel lit from behind?  I think they sell a lamp like that at Ikea.  Good luck and be sure to post a project photo!
 
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2005 10:03:48 AM »

congrats!  I'm impressed with that.
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