After seeing this forum post
I was dumb-founded that, Brooklyn Industrial Designer Sergio Silva, was selling these pairs of Light Bulb Lamps for $650!! So, with my creative senses tingling, I went scavenging around the house for what would become a much cheaper rendition of Sergio Silva's own, Oyule Lamp Set.
Step 1: Supplies
So, you want to beat the system and not pay $650 for a set of Light Bulb Lamps? Sounds good, you'll need:
- a clean light bulb
- a shoe lace (cotton)
- a metal bottle cap
- a rather large washer/spacer
- two little magnets
- drill bit a little smaller than your shoe lace
- lamp oil
- preferably sand, its more abrasive...
Step 2: Disassembling/Cleaning the Light Bulb
First, take your drill/punch and tap at the bottom of the light bulb, until you break the black glass.
Then tap on the inner tube inside the bulb with the wire in it, then extract the insides of the beast.
Now, go grab your granular substance (sand works best) and put some into the bulb, now add water and swirl the mixture, while your swirling you'll notice that the inner white coating will flake off.
Once all the white coating has detached itself from the inside of the bulb, rinse the bulb thoroughly and set it aside.
Step 3: The Cap
After you have cleaned the innards of the bulb and washed the inside, grab your bottle cap and shoe lace. Locate the center of the cap and drill your hole, start with a small hole and work your way up to just under shoe-lace-diameter. Before you cut your shoe lace, tape the middle with a little bit of tape, so when you do cut (in the middle of the tap band), you wont have a frayed mess. Thread your taped end into the fresh wound in your bottle cap and pull the lace through. Screw the cap (with the lace threaded) onto the top of light bulb and do a measure test, you want a little slack at the bottom, but not much. Take off the cap and find where your magnets have run off too.