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Topic: Trash to Treasure fun with lightbulbs! ****Warning: HUGE!!!****  (Read 70127 times)
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« on: May 19, 2009 01:20:21 AM »

I was playing around with some cane scraps, accidentally formed this handle.  This lightbulb is just the right size with it.  Hence, my lightbulb creations began to bloom.  (funny how things begin)

The lightbulbs were covered with white sculpey (the cheap brick) with med thin thickness.  Then baked for 15 mins at 275 degrees.  These require ALOT of baking times.  So not going to repeat the 15 at 275, for each time is the same.

I used stapled index card for base foot.  Thickest setting white strip around it.  Bake card and all for support.  I covered it with slices of a black and white kaleidoscope cane. Then attached my handle with liquid sculpey and baked again. 

CANDLE STICK TUTORIAL using flame shape bulbs

Thickest setting sheet with large circle cookie cutter.  Place circle on top of standard lightbulb.  Measure, cut and staple form for candle stick.  Encirlcle it with thickest setting clay.  Bake both the bulb and wrapped index card.

After circle has cooled on bulb, pop it off.  Place on thickest setting white sheet and cut.  Heal the seams. Yep you guessed it bake again!

After it is cooled, plop on a blob of same clay like so....

Place your bulb point down onto ball.

Plop another white ball onto TOP (bottom) of bulb.  Slide your prebaked circle over ball. 

Using stapled circle, measure and cut slightly smaller.

Cut away any excess.

Place standard candle into holder, lightly wiggle out.  These impressions should grab the candle nicely and will have snug fit.  Bake this again.

I decided to have a "fluted" top using same technique with the bottom with a hole cut in circle.  Pre-bake this before assembly.  I started covering my candle sticks with Mokume Gane cane (MY FIRST SUCCESSFUL ONE, GOT IT DOWN NOW!!!  Cool) slices.  I did not include the Mokume Gane technique that worked for me here, but I can add it all by itself for further reference. 

no sneaky white showing thru, I layered it with a thin layer same color as my extruded snakes.  I layered very thin circle stacks as same colors in Mokume Gane cane.  The color changes are very subtle.

Bake again after snakes and strips are added and any indentions made. Then brush on some good ol future floor polish.

I used a spiral bent wire for impressions on the gold trim.  Cool

These are fit for a KING! (insert crown smiley here)

Genie Lamp (Handle tutorial)

Following same steps as above, let's bake this one on its side.

I mirrored some Mokume Gane slices and seen all these awsome faces.  These are faces of the genies that have inhabited this lamp.   Cheesy

Each one is different. 

The handle is very simple:

Pierce Sculpey white with wooden skewer.

Roll to ends of skewer.

Apply all your cane slicing scraps all over the white.  After hiding all the white, roll and roll and roll on your work surface.  SMOOTH.

As you roll, allow one end to work itself off.  Roll Roll Roll, it will thin a little, it is what you want.

Curl and roll your skinny end up like so..... and shimmy out the skewer.  (getting fresh in here  Wink)

20 gauge craft wire, folded in half then twisted.  Bent to shape of desired handle.

Cut your hollow log to desired length.  Slide in wire.  (JUMP UP AND DOWN FOR ENOUGH IS LEFT FOR A BRACELET!) <<dessert of tute later  Cheesy

Insert a small piece of wire into roll.  Apply liquid sculpey and join.

Bake again.  Use your index form for support in oven. 

The large bulb was used in this one.

Ok, time for dessert.

Put your left overs back onto skewer and roll long enough to loop around and fit wrist.  Allow the ends to kiss and bake.  While it is still warm, cut directly in half using your clay blade seperating the kiss (awwwww  Kiss)

Slide in elastic cord and tie knot.  A bangle that will fit almost ANY hand!!
Did you think this would ever end?  They are going to kick me out of here now!  HELP!  Shocked


« Last Edit: May 19, 2009 01:33:17 AM by beadizzygrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 01:35:20 AM »

wow...  i don't even know what to say!  you did such an amazing job.  very creative use of cane scraps and light bulbs.  everything looks great!  good tutorial too.  i don't think i have the skills to make any of that.  maybe the bangle, but mine wouldn't look nearly as pretty as yours!

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 01:38:53 AM »

this is reallllllly one of the coolest ideas i've seen on this site. an excellent recycling idea.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 03:48:45 AM »

This Rocks!  especially love the teapot. Too good.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 06:01:27 AM »

You are beyond amazing girl!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love the cane work - my favorite color is the teal and purple!!!!! But my favorite of these creations is the candlesticks! They are so elegant - Imagine trash to elegance!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 06:26:41 AM »

Holy cow those are amazing!! *drools*

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 08:51:01 AM »

Great work you got there...

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 09:44:04 AM »

I would have never thought
of making something like that.

I should send you my bulbs i
have a ton of them.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009 09:44:34 AM »

Beautiful reuse of lightbulbs.  Lovely canework.  All in all, I'd say this project is fabulous.  Nice job.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 10:53:46 AM »

Wow!  I especially love the genie lamp.  They are all terrific and so are you for sharing the tutorials with everyone!!!    Cheesy

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