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« on: August 23, 2008 06:53:42 PM »

So, I've been wanting to post this for so long but haven't gotten a chance.... so YAY for this happening!

Number one of two lamps:

I began by making beaded circular coasters, but then I realized how cool they looked in the light and decided to make a lamp shade. So I made 18 of them (at about 2-3 hours each...whew) and wired them together. then I added these cool fish beads in the diamonds between the coasters. I found a white lamp at a thrift store with like rings of light colors (something from a baby's room) and stripped the wood, stained it, glazed it, and painted turquoise stripes. annnnnd here is the finished product!!

I hope you craftsters enjoy it! =)

Lamp number two:

This lamp was an ugly brass, gold-colored floor lamp with an off-white crinkly shade (the typical ones). So I spray painted the stand, dry brushed it with dark brown (which you can't really see in the pictures =/) and completely altered the shade. I ripped off the white, covered it with navy satin, and painted with acrylics on it. Finally I wanted some sort of fringe but didn't want beads, so i sandwiched ribbon between pennies and hung them off it. Here is the final lamp. Hope you craftsters approve!! =)

« Last Edit: August 23, 2008 09:51:24 PM by Aubby » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008 07:50:04 PM »

Awesomeness. I can't even imagine sitting in one place for three hours beading, you have such patience!

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 08:48:16 PM »

Both of these a re gorgeous. I think the first one belongs in a gallery.

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008 08:55:30 PM »

luv the pennies!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008 08:25:41 AM »

Aw, this should have been two posts so both pieces could get proper attention!  They are both excellent in very different ways.  I love the bead coasters, but the other is so pretty and frivolous that it rocks too!  Nice work!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008 09:53:57 AM »

I know this is such a stupid question, how did you make the "circles"?
Did you have to make like a different "Layer" for each round and then wire all together to make one circle or what?

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 09:55:11 AM »

Both lamps are really awesome.  The second one looks like it is ready for a party.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008 11:00:47 AM »

thanks everyone!!

to make the circles i actually made a single spiral, but there are like cross braces of wire coming from the center and radiating out to keep it all in one flat plane. ...i hope that made sense. heh
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008 12:33:26 PM »

I looooove that penny fringe, what a great idea!

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008 04:18:28 PM »

That totally makes sense!! Duh...Thanks!!

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