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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2008 01:08:46 PM »

This is fantastic! 

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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2008 02:43:41 PM »

that is so awesome. And since you used cardstock, can be done in just about any color, right?

fyi... i didn't know flourescent bulbs didn't get hot.. so like the inquisitive type i am.. i touched one.. it's only slightly hot, but if it did get hot, i would have been in trouble.. lol Shocked

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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2008 03:05:26 PM »

Fluorescent Bulbs Everyone!!!

Fluorescent bulbs don't get hot!

So you can:

- have a brighter lamp
- not worry about fire

- save the environment all at the same time!!    Cool

really neat project!

At my house we are all about the environment. New Orleans doesn't have recycling, so we hoard all our plastics, glass, and papers for 6-8 weeks until a group comes into town that can take it all away!

I used a light kit with a small socket, because that was the best thing I could find that didn't include beaucoup other parts I didn't want. And now I can't find any fluorescent bulbs to fit into those small sockets that are as bright as I want. So that's something for everyone else to consider. I made these lights because I don't have any overhead lighting in my house, and I would really have liked to put in fluorescent bulbs that emit the amount of light a 100w halogen bulb would.

« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2008 03:06:39 PM »

This is beautiful!  I'm completely impressed.  I saw the thumbnail on the front page and was like, "What kind of crazy craft is that?" and then when I clicked on the topic, I was blown away.  Awesome!

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2008 03:10:32 PM »

I wonder if you could use some of those "gel" sheets that are used over photographers' flashes and on stage lights?
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2008 03:25:01 PM »

That is sooo cute!  Love the designs that it makes.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2008 05:13:37 PM »

that's awesome!!!!
and you could use those energy saving bulbs, that never get hot, i have a paper lamp with one of those bulbs and still in one piece Tongue

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2008 05:19:13 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  The photos came out really well, too; the way you can see the lightbulbs glowing in the pictures is lovely.

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2008 05:37:49 PM »

I am so gonna bookmark this! That will be so neat in my son's room  Grin


« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2008 06:50:11 PM »

I would like to try reconstruct one in plastic, but I can't really think of where I would get the plastic from. The only thing that I can think of right now is from 2 litres icecream boxes (the Swedish boxes are usually made out of white plastic) but it would take me forever to collect 30 pieces, although I am sure I am capable of it  Wink

But on the other hand I'm not sure they are big enough. Does anyone have any suggestions what I could use otherwise?

When I saw it I immediately thought of using plastic milk cartons.  My dh and I go through 2 gallons of milk a week so we always have them around(too bad we just took a dozen of them to recycling today).  You could get 2 or 3 pieces from a gallon carton.

And if you can only find clear plastic (transparencies or 2 liter bottles), you can make it opaque by scratching the surface with sandpaper. Start with a really ruff grit and then get finer and finer.

Also, it would make a need effect to mix opaque and non-opaque pieces together.

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