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Picture of PET Bottle Tiffany Lamp
PET is one of the most widely spread material now a days. No matter where on planet Earth you are, chances are there is a PET bottle lying just around the corner.
But even in that plastic, soulless ugliness, beauty can lie.
So I have a project: to transform PET in other things. It goes from ultramodern cyberpunk bags to tiffany lamps.


This instructable is about how to make a totally fake tiffany lamp out of 2 PET bottles, epoxy putty and lamp spare parts.
 
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Step 1: You will need:

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Materials:

   * 2 PET bottles, one 10 litres, one small with an interesting stylized shape.
   * 2 plastic soda bottle caps (only one shown in the image)
   * 1 lamp kit. If you can't find a lamp kit, like me, you'll need
          * a lamp socket
          * about 30 cm (about 12 inches) of long threaded pipe
          * 2 hex nuts
          * about 1.5m (about 5 ft) of lamp cord
          * a plug
          * a harp (I didn't get one)
   * Epoxy putty (about 250g or 1/2 pound)
   * A piece of thin MDF, about 10cm x 15cm (4in x 6in)
   * metallic gold spray paint
   * transparent spray paint
   * black and silver acrylic craft paint
   * patina or dark metallic paint or alcohol based wood inks or brown liquid shoe polish
   * glossy acrylic transparent varnish
   * black or gray colored liquid lead
   * cheap ballpoint pens in various colors. I used blue, light blue, green and purple.
   * permanent marker (like Sharpie).
   * lampshade design (mine is a dragonfly)
   * a light bulb (less than 60W) or a compact fluorescent lamp (energy-saving light)

Tools:
   * pliers
   * utility knife
   * scissors
   * cotton swabs
   * screwdriver
   * hot glue
   * hot glue gun
   * a little water
   * a container for mixing the ink
   * a ruler
   * measuring tape
   * optional: a cutting board
Cassandra-Dido (author) 3 months ago

Thank you, still holding up as my bed side table lamp.

victorvector3 months ago

Nice work.

I like the way you made all parts of the lamp , including the base..

Looks very good too , well done.

ElsieMaeMae11 months ago

I have been looking for something like this for a long time. This is AWESOME!! Thank you!!! :-)

foobear1 year ago
How did it hold up with the heat of the lamp on it?
Cassandra-Dido (author)  foobear1 year ago
I use a fluorescent saving power lamp, it hold up quite well. But if you use a led light bulb will be even better. Don't ever use a normal light bulb! It will melt the whole thing up!
Hermea1 year ago
I wonder if gel pens would work for multiple different color possibilities or whether their ink composition is too different.
wonderful,amazing,awesome, many thanks from Iran.
Have no compliments enough to give you. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. Thanks a lot!
Cassandra-Dido (author) 2 years ago
Thanks to every one for the nice comments. Sorry for the horrible English, is not my first language.
Wow. Beautiful work.
This is brilliant!! I also thought at some point you'd used stained glass and then when I read through your instructable I was blown away. Very, very intricate work .... well done!
That is amazing! I thought it was real stained glass when I clicked on it! Very beautiful :)
Thank you so much for your comment. Is my first instructable, thank you again!