I created a hanging light out an old lamp and a used wine bottle.  This was my first time through so it is a bit of a rough project, as I was learning as I went.  Hopefully it will serve as a good jumping off point for you if you wish to try something similar.  This project should take about one hour to complete.  

Step 1: Gather the materials and tools

Old Lamp
Empty Wine Bottle
Inline Switch
Light Bulb (make sure it will fit in the bottle) I used a small 60 Watt equivalent CFL but would try 30-40 Watt equivalent next time.

Small Flat Tip Screw Driver
Wire Cutters
Box Cutter (exacto knife would be better)
Dremel with Carbide Blade
2 X Handi Clamps
Small Torch (bought for $20 at Lowes)
Kitchen Sink...seriously
Sandpaper, coarse and fine
Paper towels
I have a thought... <br>instead of using a dremel tool, why not get or buy a glass cutter that is made for cutting bottles &amp; use that? it would be faster, easier, &amp; would cut the bottle a whole lot cleaner(IE: less sanding &amp; less work). Bottle cutters are not expensive if I remember correctly... <br> <br>They also make drill bits for glass so you can drill a hole in the glass whatever size you would need. Some local hardware store may carry them, but I know that AMAZON.COM carries them because that is where I got mine. <br>Again, drilling a hole in the glass with the correct drill bit, would save a lot of work &amp; make a cleaner cut. <br>wonderful Ible tho...very much pleased at what I learned thru this. 8 )
Great work Mr. Roboto.
I have a typical bottle cutter (score then hot/cold shocks), so the tile saw and &quot;<strong>no sanding</strong>&quot; sound GREAT. <strong>Also</strong>, anyone seen this type lamp using LEDs and stringing a few together to make a pendant light set? Many thanks for any links!
Glad to know someone else is watching craft wars and being underwhelmed ^^, Thanks for the idea of the dremel for scoring I was gonna just use a tile saw to cut it. <br>
&quot;I used a carbide blade, but suspect a diamond cutting blade would produce better results&quot; <br> <br>looks like you were using a normal fiber-cutoff wheel(carbide abrasive impregnated?) <br>If you get your hands on one of the diamond cutoff wheels, you can CUT the bottom of the bottle off. <br>It will take time, and you WILL need a steady water drip to keep things cool(and keep the glass dust wet so you're not breathing it), but it is entirely doable. <br>Best part is, you wont have to sand at all. <br> <br>The EASIEST way to get your cutting done is, rent a tile saw from the big-home-store. <br>have a couple dozen bottles waiting before you go. 2-3 hours will cut more bottles than you know what to do with.
I like it. You could do this with lamp kits from the hardware store if you didn't have a lamp already to cannibalize.

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