Noticed the project presented by http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Lamps/ in which he did a great job and I decided to create one myself (having some prior experience in concrete) with all the steps necessary, and I hope, very good steps for you to follow and mix with your own awesome creativity.

This project was very fun and it involved a lot of creativity. Also the materials used in this project are based on your personal taste. I love the combination between white cement and copper or a copper with an old patina. So its up to you what kind of cement, stone powder of even stone rocks, it depends on your taste and the size of the project.

Materials needed:
  • white cement
  • marble powder (for a smoother finish, not a rocky industrial one)
  • board polystyrene foam(minimum 5 mm thick) for the mold in which you pour the cement
  • copper pipe, copper fittings
  • copper rod and steel rod
  • copper wires or normal wires
  • duct tape or something similar
  • electric wires , light bulb, light bulb socket & all connecting stuff
Tools needed:
  • clippers
  • Dremmel tool or anything that can be use for sharpening a rod
  • knife
  • marker
Please use all the proper safety measure and enjoy:D

Step 1: Creating the mold

First of all find a design or create your own and break it into parts(planes) that can be cut into the foam and combined into the mold for the concrete. Also remember  a dense foam can hold curved shapes.

As you can see, in the first picture this was my idea for the project. In the second picture you can see the shapes that I cut into the foam board. The shapes are informative and not to scale. I made the picture to show you the pieces required.
Draw all the pieces on the foam and cut them out using a knife( 3rd to 7th picture)

Cut 2 cm long pieces from some toothpicks to help you on the next tricky part(2nd picture).
Using the cut toothpicks combine all the pieces except the ones on top. Those pieces will be added after the frame is inserted to give strength to the concrete. See the way I combined them in the next pictures (8th to the last).

After you combine them, use some duct tape or something similar and put it over the edges to give them strength so they can hold the cement in while it hardens.

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