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on: March 03, 2008 06:55:55 PM 
Started by julibooli, Message by julibooli
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So, has everyone seen the IQ lightwww.iqlight.com? It's pretty awesome. BUT no self respecting craftster would pay $30 for 30 pieces of plastic, right? So I decided to make my own. I got a template from Readymade Magazine, but I modified it for two pieces on a page. You see, I just printed out the template on cardstock and cut out the shape!

Here's the template:

In order to cut out the little hooks, I used a hole punch so I didn't have to get into those tiny curves with my scissors. Made the work much easier!

My first lamp used 28 pieces:

And I'm not sure how many pieces are in my second lamp. I also am not sure how I made this!

I'm using 60w bulbs, and since the paper is not very close to the bulb I'm not really worried about fires. I'm using extension cords and added switches so that I can easily turn the lights on and off (my sockets are incredibly inconvenient).

This is a really neat project. It's amazing to see what you can make with just one shape. This would be fun to do with kids old enough to handle sharp scissors. Girl scouts maybe?
on: April 30, 2008 07:28:56 AM 
Started by julibooli, Message by showmehelen
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I made my 120 one of these last night. Grin

It was SO satisfying to make - I want to make loads more now, but it's just toooooooo time consuming cutting out all the bits!

It's just made out of card and I put a round disk inside to thread the flex through, so the light bulb is kept well away from any of the edges - hurrah!!

Thanks so much for the idea, I'm really pleased with it!

on: May 11, 2008 05:30:54 AM 
Started by julibooli, Message by stina.hamberg
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I made a small one of old plastic candy boxes that I got from the local candy store. I haven't put a light in it yet but I hope it will work out. I think I will try to make one out of plastic that is not as clear. What are yours made of? Paper or plastic? Wink

on: August 10, 2008 06:24:40 PM 
Started by julibooli, Message by maleficent
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hey i guess this topic has been inactive for a little while but i bookmarked it months ago with the intention to try this out and finally got around to it so i thought i'd share! here are some pictures of one i made for my sister's room the colours match perfectly i'm actualy really excited about it!

i don't have shots of it lit up yet....i don't have a lightbulb on a cord...where do i get one of those hmm that will be my next shopping adventure! thanks so much for this post it was incredibly inspiring!
on: March 25, 2013 03:36:13 PM 
Started by julibooli, Message by Marlies Boydell
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Realised it was a bit difficult to find my step-by-step photos so here's the link:
on: March 25, 2013 06:14:02 PM 
Started by julibooli, Message by julibooli
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Realised it was a bit difficult to find my step-by-step photos so here's the link:

Thanks for sharing that!
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