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.
Step 1: You will need:
* 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)
* utility knife
* cotton swabs
* hot glue
* hot glue gun
* a little water
* a container for mixing the ink
* a ruler
* measuring tape
* optional: a cutting board