Introduction: Sculptural Lamp

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For this lamp, I used a metal sphere that can be found at most home goods/accessory stores ($15). I added the base from an old lamp, a basic light kit and an "Edison" style light bulb.

Step 1: Wire the Base.

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Using a light kit from a home improvement store, I ran the electrical cord through the base and into the fixture.

Step 2: Attach the Metal Sphere.

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I sandwiched the metal sphere between the base and fixture and hand tightened it together.

Step 3: Add "Edison" Style Lightbulb.

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I choose this type of lightbulb from the home improvement store for its cool look both off and on.

Step 4: Find a Great Place to Use the New Lamp.

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I have it in our guest bedroom.


craftclarity (author)2014-05-29

I like the shadow patterns it casts....

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-05-16

It is beautiful but I was really hoping to see if you would have made the sphere. Great Idea though, thank you so much for sharing :)

Bteller (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-05-17

It is one of my goals to learn how to weld. Maybe next time I'll make the sphere too!

nail face (author)Bteller2014-05-21

you could always try rapid rivets until you get the hang of welding down

Bteller (author)nail face2014-05-22

thanks for the advice! I will try that.

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