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 3: Strip the Lamp
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.
Step 7: Putting It All Together
Slide each leg of the lamp frame between the zipper tube and armature frame.
If your lamp frame happens to have conveniently located notches upon which you can rest the zipper lamp shade, then rest it upon these notches and breathe a sigh of relief.
If not, somehow fasten your lamp shade to these bars. Perhaps try using small zip ties to hold it in place.
Trim the bars of the lamp frame so that they are not sticking out the top.
Step 8: Lighting!
Plug it in.
Turn it on.
Adjust it to your liking.