Step 28: Make Lamp Shades

I searched high and low throughout the museum, trying to find ways I could make lampshades for the lights. I tried to force old bed springs into shape, wire hangers, bowls, sewing loose forms, I struggled with this for about a day.

I could have made clunky wooden ones, but I was so enamored with the Elsewhere Museum's fabric collection, I wanted to find a way to utilize some the fabrics I had found, and elegantly display them.

Alas, when I was in the kitchen one day, I found these clear plastic cups that were the perfect size for lampshades. I took them up to the shop and drilled some holes in the edge of the cup that I could sew fabric to.

<p>I like the idea, thanks</p>
<p>Not really an instructable. It is a show piece.</p>
<p>Agreed, but there are some well documented concepts in there too. :D</p>
<p>Statement passage.......................very resouseful......................richness with a dash of quirkyness. I say it's a permanent installation.</p>
<p>i don't know how to art, lol</p>
<p>What soldering iron model is that? It looks great!</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I30QBW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000I30QBW&linkCode=as2&tag=instructab014-20&linkId=ODQVB7ZI2UQC2B5Y" target="_blank">It's this one!</a></p>
<p>Brilliant, thanks!</p>
<p>Pretty sweet!<br>I like the dowel+LEDs light bulb idea.</p>
<p>Mega top super cool!</p>
<p>Super awesome, Audrey!</p>
<p>That candelabra. So nice</p>

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