A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 314,834
Currently Running With Scissors:
239 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Fiberglass Lampshade Kit  (Read 7795 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Snap, crackle, craft!
Offline Offline

Posts: 147
Joined: 20-Sep-2004

Lets turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.

View Profile WWW
« on: March 28, 2005 09:19:17 PM »

I want to make my own retro fiberglass lampshades but I am having trouble finding a kit. I think this might be a good one but I need a second opinion!

here's an image of one if you don't know:

« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005 08:44:45 AM »

Hi and thanks for putting a link to one of my lampshades in your post! It's because of you that I've found out about this great craft website.

Anyway, to answer your question.  The Lamp Shop is a good place to get supplies. I use them a lot.  Also, if you go herehttp://www.deadlynightshades.com  they actually sell lampshade kits. You might want to try that out.  To make a double or triple tiered shade you will need a special lamp ring for the middle section. I don't think Lamp Shop has them, but you will get one with the kit from the other site. I actually have to have them specially made up, as I have not been able to find them readily available from suppliers. 

Hope that helps!
Craft Addict
Offline Offline

Posts: 410
Joined: 18-Jun-2004

"She's crafty- and she's just my type"

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005 09:50:29 AM »

Thanks for the links.  I was just thinking the other day about making my own lamp but didn't know where to get supplies.  That's why this site rocks!
Snap, crackle, craft!
Offline Offline

Posts: 147
Joined: 20-Sep-2004

Lets turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005 02:31:11 AM »

awww cool! Thanks! ...and btw your lampshades are oh so awe-some! Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2005 07:03:39 AM »

Thanks for the compliments on the lampshades! 

I've done tons of different things to decorate the fiberglass. It is quite a versatile material. After dying it, I've actually decoupaged on it, stencilled it, and even used iron on transfers on it! Plus there are so many different shaped shades you can make.

 One thing I would caution you about if you're going to make these. Get some thin rubber gloves, like the surgical kind.  Otherwise the fiberglass will get into your skin, making it itchy and uncomfortable.

Good luck!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Crochet Knotted Head Wrap
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.