Step 2: Choosing your lampshade design

When you make a lampshade with real stained glass you begin with a design that will be constructed on a three-dimensional base. In this case we'll work the other way around. We will start with a three dimensional shape (PET bottle) to which the design sill be adapted.
You can use a whole lamp shade design to adapt to your PET bottle or you can use just the interesting bits of the design and hand-draw the rest, that's what I did.
Here's the URL of the dragonfly design I used, but there are a lot more designs to choose from in other websites with free stained glass designs.


WARNING: This lamp uses electricity and there is a risk of electric shock. If you have never worked with electricity before, do not attempt to make the lamp by yourself. But you still can make the lamp shade.
<p>Thank you, still holding up as my bed side table lamp.</p>
<p>Nice work.</p><p>I like the way you made all parts of the lamp , including the base..</p><p>Looks very good too , well done.</p>
<p>I have been looking for something like this for a long time. This is AWESOME!! Thank you!!! :-)</p>
How did it hold up with the heat of the lamp on it?
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!
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!
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!

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