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Topic: woven METAL lamps (lots fotos)NOW WITH CLOSE UP  (Read 5521 times)
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jodilee
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2006 08:53:36 AM »

Ok thanks for the feedback so far...................I have added a new close up pic of one of the lamps so you can see how they really look in daylight. (The new pic is in the original post) Wink
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nightal1031
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2006 11:09:36 AM »

These lamps are really really awesome. I'm going to have to look into making something similar... not the same, however (I fear the metal strips, I'm so accident prone).  Its really a pity you can't find a place to sell them, I would think they would be very easy to sell.
Good luck on finding a place, they are really amazing!
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jodilee
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2006 01:31:42 PM »

These lamps are really really awesome. I'm going to have to look into making something similar... not the same, however (I fear the metal strips, I'm so accident prone).  Its really a pity you can't find a place to sell them, I would think they would be very easy to sell.
Good luck on finding a place, they are really amazing!

Well I also make them with plastic strips which is safer why not have a go at a plastic one or even paper or card.
This is my slideshow link there are pics of the plastic lamps here.
http://www.frappr.com/ajax/slideshow_800.swf?id=662408&req=single
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006 04:20:36 PM »

You did a great job. I dont think I could spend a year on a project.
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jodilee
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2006 04:52:43 PM »

You did a great job. I dont think I could spend a year on a project.

I'm gonna re write the original post cos I think its misleading.  I have been busy making these lamps for a year but not just ONE lamp....................lots of them.  Cheesy One lamp takes about 10-15 hours to make.

I too wish I had more patience but I'm the worlds worst for rushing things (and usually ruining things) cos I can't wait to 'see' the finished result.

Glad you liked them Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2006 06:33:12 AM »

holy cow - that's pretty amazing
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2006 01:39:27 PM »

amazing! it's fabulous!
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jodilee
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2006 04:15:33 PM »

amazing! it's fabulous!
holy cow - that's pretty amazing

Why thank you ladies (or gentlemen) always nice to be appreciated. Grin
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BethIves
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010 01:43:09 PM »

I've been dazing upon your pictures and I am in love with these, Would you at all have a tut for them??  Grin
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jodilee
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2010 02:56:25 AM »

Hallo again, sooooo glad you like them cos I love them and have two in my lounge.
Heres goes the making description........ ...
Well I lay out all the long downward strips of metal on the ground and then one by one I weave the across pieces in and out until I have a woven sheet of about 6 foot by 3 foot.  Now come the hard part..............I roll the sheet and weave the loose ends back into the tube shaped structure (as neatly as I can) and this is hard cos the woven piece is 'springy' and trys to spring open. I usually get some help at this point until I have 3 strips of metal woven in, one top,one middle and one at the bottom.
Another difficulty is the strips of metal can be razor sharp but wearing gloves just hinders your nimble fingers. Plus this plays havoc with your back cos your bending over for long spells but I suppose you gotta suffer for art.

The strips I get for free from companies........they strips come from off of old pallets they are used to keep the boxes on the pallet.

The metal strips are also quite flexible because they are so long and obnly about 1 inch -1.5 inches wide. I have also made these lights out of plastic strips too so I'll take a pic tomorrow and add it to the post.
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