Ahh..it feels so good to make a lighted object after such a long time. In reality I never stopped thinking about making lamps & lightings but I was giving a trial in other areas of creativity. :D
"When you want something the universe conspires in helping you achieve it"- The Alchemist.
Isn't it so true?
I wanted to make a different styled lamp. I think some of my ideas were unique yet I was not motivated for a go-ahead until 2 days back When I found a big conch shell while cleaning my backyard where I keep my garden supplies (Soil etc.). It reminded me of my first visit to a sea shore in South India, where I found this conch shell. I was a kid and the feeling was no less than finding a Genie lamp of Aladdin that time
And I decided to use the shell for making a new lamp, a different one, a pendant.
Lets get started. Oh.. please vote for me if you like this ible :).
Step 1: Gathering the required stuff
NOTE: Please ignore the chain in the image above, I initially thought of using the chain to hang the shell but later I chose the metal tube and found it a much better option
- A Conch Shell.
- A Nose Plier.
- Earthing or Ground Wire.
- A metal tube (Thickness like a pencil).
- Some wires for lighting.
- LED 1 watt with driver or LED bulb small enough to go inside the shell. I had a spare LED fixture which I bought for lighting my almirah. I found it suitable for this job.
- Insulated tape (May not be required in your case)
Lets make some prepration now in the next step