By Fauna Girard. Lamps. Published at Saturday, March 02nd, 2019 - 06:39:02 AM.
Cover your existing lamp shades or lamp shade frames with your chosen materials. Glue in place using a glue gun folding in the edges to neaten them. Fabric may need to be stiffened by using iron on backing. (Apply this after you cut the fabric otherwise you will have more difficulty cutting the shape. If necessary, paper can also be stiffened by gluing onto thin card. If covering a shade in fabric, in addition to applying glue, stitch the fabric in place with small stitches around the top and bottom of the frame to secure into place.
Decide whether you will use and decorate existing shades or whether you will make new ones from scratch. If making new ones, work out what size of shade you need by measuring the existing shades or by experimenting with creating paper shades of various standard size shades to see which size would work well. Look for frames in the right size in your local craft shop or purchase online. Decide what you will use to cover your lamp shades. This might be something simple like wallpaper or wrapping paper in an interesting design or a fabric you love. You may also decide to cover your shades in patterned or plain fabric. Remember that plain lamp shades cam always be embellished.
Lava lamps are quite a unique type of lighting, usually consisting of a cone-shaped base that houses a light bulb. This light bulb heats up a glass teardrop-shaped container which sits above it. Inside the container is the ’lava’, which usually consists of paraffin wax, mineral oil, and carbon tetrachloride. When the lava is heated, it floats up in the alcohol solution, emulating lava. When the light is shut off, the lava will sink back to the bottom and harden until the next use.
Our variety of quality Meyda and Dale Tiffany lamps and lighting fixtures allow you to beautify your retreat at prices you can afford. A peacock Tiffany lamp may seem like an extreme example of Tiffany’s love for Nature and his use of it throughout his works. There are a number of his works that do not have any obvious naturalistic undertones but even these Tiffany lamps heavily use colors and patterns found in Nature as the foundation for their design scheme. One must be familiar with the artist in order to understand works like the Hanginghead Dragonfly Tiffany lamp. For those unfamiliar with the passions of Louis Tiffany, it is still easy to see that the Hanginghead is a perfect candidate for a Billiard Tiffany Light. The Nature theme lends itself to the use of warm colors and makes for colorful stained glass fixtures that shed a comforting glow upon your activities and décor.
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