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PS: sorry for the messy part in the top of the lamp, it is not a part of it !! i just had to take a picture in a hurry :)

Hey everyone, here i am again, and this time ii would like to share with you, another instructable on how to make this  star pattern inspired lamp. if you've seen my other instructable on how to make the moresque lamp : http://www.instructables.com/id/Moresque-lampe/ so you know what i am talking about :)

again i just tried to make something original. So for this project you'll need alot of patience, and a lot of accurency, otherwise, it will turn messy !

For those who are lucky enough to have a laser cutter or a CNC , there is an advantage, for me, i cannot afford one, so i will use the traditional way !

The lamp can be made with any material, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, plywood .. you choose your material and color, the principle is the same.

For me i will use plywood with a 2 mm thickness for this project.

i'll do my best explaining the different steps, if something is unclear bear with me, and feel free to ask  :-)
 
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Step 1: The design

Picture of The design
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So what way my inspiration ? ...... well it is still my love to patterns found in different mosaic in southern spain and morocco, do a search on the internet you'll find what i am talking about ( just search in google for : "arabic patterns" or "islamic patterns" )

this website was too informativ too :

http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/starpatterns/

i used illustrator to draw the patterns, and the export them to 3Ds max there i modeledl the sphere and  texture it .. to see how it is going to turn out, when it is done, i tried to copy the model on paper, and some adjustments, here and there it worked out
hibanayel1 year ago
Thanks for sharing ! But if I want to build it from carton , how thick does it have to be ?
medmouncef1 year ago
Please re upload dxf files. I tried with DWG Viewer, Illustrator and Corel Draw but seem files are empty. Thanks
mmould032 years ago
Wonderful instructable. I wish I had the patience to do something like this, my daughter would love it. On a side note, on my screen at my resolution, your image just under step 7 makes for a neat optical illusion. As I scroll down or up, the individual pieces appear to spin :)
danzo3212 years ago
My girlfriend Margie makes these candle lanterns out of porcelain, handthrown and handcarved. Most potters can't even throw (wheel form) porcelain.
stregoi (author)  danzo3212 years ago
That sounds like something cool, maybe you can post some pictures. i am curious :)
trying again
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How do you post pictures?
stregoi (author)  danzo3212 years ago
when replying to the message, juste click on the button ( down ) that says "add images"
Margie with her fern design candle lantern
ChrysN2 years ago
Gorgeous! I love the pattern it creates on the ceiling.
katlinbr2 years ago
Brillant!!
ArchetypeZ2 years ago
Very Cool!! Love the pattern.

I can't imagine trying to do this without a laser cutter... fortunately for those of us who don't have one there are some companies that will do it for you (Ponoko for example for those in the US).
globo2 years ago
I've build your first lamp ot of paper. Might try it with cardboard this time.
stregoi (author)  globo2 years ago
Sounds good, maybe you can post a picture ... so exited to see how it turned op !
Wow this is so pretty! :)