Step 1: Go get stuff
15' of "make your own zipper" material
An Ikea light socket
1' tall Ikea lamp shade
6" x 6" sheet of white acrylic
An awesome Epilog Laser Cutter
(x4) nuts and bolts
(x4) bolt covers
Diagonal cutting pliers
A sewing machine
A sewing needle
1' thick solid wire
Step 2: Sew spirally
Machine sew in a spiral to form a tube.
As you get to the end of the spiral, you will probably need to move all of the zips out of the way before you can continue sewing.
Step 4: Laser cut
If you don't have a laser cutter, you could print out the file and use a saw and a drill.
Step 5: Assemble the base
Attach the lamp armature to the socket.
Insert bolts through all of the smaller bolt holes and fasten them on with a nut.
Slide a white thread cover over the end of each bolt.
Epoxy the socket to the center of the base and your are done.
Step 6: Armature
Hand sew this is place at one end of the tube, having the wire follow the seam between zippers.