Now let's go straight to the details, saw this gorgeous lamp in Ikea, seems easy enough to make one thyself. Plus it doesn't cost £17.99.
Hence investigation on the interweb... Lamp very popular on Apartment Therapy, found Ikea provides copies of their assembly instructions for download, and here it is for the said lamp:
Under 'K' - Knappa Pendant Lamp
Whilst, the template for the leaves and skeleton is there, not really much you can do, unless you draw one and experiment to get the right shape. See PDF grab below.
There's this nifty FREE program from eMachineShop - ver1.69 - Windows only
I don't use their services, but the program is a very easy to use CAD program. All the template files with extension EMS are to be opened with this program. Next step!
See end-result below for motivation
Step 1: Using the template
1) Plastic file folder - choose a material that feels like 2 to 3 (max) sheet of 80gm paper. The folder I've got cost only £1.50, felt like polypropylene. I've found white teflon sheets 30x20cm sold on-line, they have excellent temperature tolerance, if you use them, choose a thickness of 0.25mm ~ 0.5mm, as what I had measured on my plastic folder.
2) Pair of sturdy scissor, like fabric scissors. Use this to cut the plastic with template.
3) Double sided tape - Stick the print out on plastic, simply cut the trace, avoid tissue type these are hard to remove
4) Single core wire, roughly 1mm diameter should do fine. This to secure the leaf together.
The list of files:
knappa_ext.ems - This is the separator that hold the shape of the lamp, the way the leaf overlap and opens out like a lotus flower. There are 2 rings, one is 5cm, the other 7cm.You will only need 4 'rings' for 8 C-shape seperator in each case.
knappa_ext-x8.ems - This is the ring copied 8 times, limited to A4 size print outs, for your convenient.
knappa-leaf-small.ems - is sized for the 5cm ring, this is probably as small as you can make this. Any smaller you'll need hands the size of infants or Santa's elves or Foxconn employee.
knappa-leaf-small-x16 - Again fits A4 printout. You will need 40 of these leaf.
knappa-leaf-medium.ems - is sized for 7cm ring
knappa-leaf-medium-x9.ems - again for print out
knappa_ext-x4.pdf - A4 PDF, is the ring for both sizing, you need 8 of these so make 2 copies
knappa-leaf-small-x16.pdf - is A4 PDF
knappa-leaf-medium-x9.pdf - is A4 PDF, if you are using letter size paper, remember to use 'shrink to fit' on your printer option
Irrespective, you want a bigger size, on the software, drag and select the entire drawing, from the menu, Line -> Transform -> select scale button to scale it up.
Next step - cutting it out and assembly