As promised, to the 1400+ pair of eyeballs that did wandered through the last instructable, here's the plans for the artichoke lamp.
A bit of history...
The design is based on this 1950s pendant lamp, designed by
All you need is scissors, some Polypropylene sheet from the craft store (in UK try Paperchase) and paper fasteners
See next step for the templates.
Step 1: The templates
You need to print 1 copy each of Artichoke Branch and Artichoke Stem. 5 copies each of Artichoke leaves part 1 and part 2.
Step 2: Assemblying the templates
- The 'branches' angle gets smaller as with the smaller the leaves, follow what is show on the PDF
- The 'stem' folds to a conical shape on one end
- The stem has a diameter of 60mm, this would allow you to fit those golf ball size (E14/E12, 7w) compact florescent lamps, hence you can top this like a lamp shade. The conical shaped end will hold it in place. DO NOT USE INCANDESCENT OR HALOGEN.