PAPER (old typed on computer paper)
LAMP (socket and wire...the hanging type)
MICROWAVE (!?!...you'll see later)
Step 1: Gather Materials
For the coffee grounds, i came across a great technique for getting lots, and i mean LOTS of grounds. They need to be used to give the proper color, so rather than making five gallons of coffee at my house, i called up my local Starbucks and asked them to please hold their used coffee grounds. Surprisingly, they did and gave them to me for free. I got about five pounds (later i learned that i only needed about two handfulls for the entire lamp shade, so maybe five pounds was a little extravagant)
Step 2: Glue the Paper...and Dry like SUPERGLUE!
Once the pages are glued together, there is no need to wait the recommended 1-2 hours for dry/cure time. Pop open the microwave and lay the sheets (now glued) onto a paper towel (used to absorb excess water). Set the timer for anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds depending on how much glue used. By the time the microwave is done, the glue will be completely dry and will have all of its strength.
Step 3: Dyeing the Paper
After both sides have been dyed, repeat the accelerated microwave process using multiple paper towels underneath to retain excess water. Set the timer on the microwave for 1:30 seconds, paying close attention that it doesnt overheat (very little chance of this; however, im just trying to let you all be as safe as possible). Once the paper mostly dry, brush off most of the coffee grounds. Set both papers on a cooling rack (i used my stove top) overnight to fully dry.
Step 4: Finish your Lamp
When assembling the shade, put the outside on the outside, inside on the inside, and line up the holes so that the pages overlap. Remember this thing will be wrapped into a cone, so line up the holes accordingly. It is difficult to explain this process. Over lap the inside hole of the inside with the outside hole of the outisde. You know what....look at the pictures, it will make more sense.haha.
Then work logically wrapping the two together while skewering them together. Once its together, glue the edges down so they dont peel up....press for about a minute to make it tacky, then repeat the microwave process.
Either use track-lights or hang a socket with a bulb in it -- i suggest compact fluorescent bulbs as they dont get as hot....plus they use less electricity and last many years. Just remove one of the skewers, slight the socket+bulb+wire in, and replace the skewer.
Turn on the light and violia, you now have a very ellegant lamp shade. The only downside is that it doesnt work to well during the day time, so use after it gets dark. Any suggestions are welcome.