Here is a quick 'how to' on making mini steampunk lamps, They're very simple and take about 10-15 minutes to build. Note: this is my own idea. AND this also makes a great Halloween decoration!
You will need:
-Various small copper pieces
-small coated wire
-A small lamp shade (i used a communion cup from church)
Step 1: Gather Pieces
First, you are going to find some small copper pieces and parts and stack them up on each other and see what looks the best for you. Then, if not there already drill a hole in the center of each piece big enough that your wires can go through.
Step 2: String the Pieces Together
Next solder your LED to two wires and start stringing all of the pieces onto it
Step 3: Add the Holder Upper Wire Thingy
Next glue a bent wire piece to the top of the lamp, the size is going to vary depending on how high you want the shade
Step 4: Make the Shade
Now to make the shade, cut out a small section of tissue paper, then push the tissue paper into the cup, and make sure the tissue paper retains its shape. After that spray or apply glue to the inside of the cup, then push the tissue paper inside and flatten it out with you finger. Once its dry, cut away the extra tissue paper and you are finished!
Step 5: Make It a Halloween Decoration
Now im going to show you how to make it a halloween decoration, First just draw some pictures on the tissue paper and cut them out as small as possible then spray or apply glue to them and stick them on the inside of the cup, After that add another layer of paper as in the previous step, now it can be a halloween decoration!
Step 6: Gluing It All Together
Now, simple glue it all together and you are done, just hook a watch battery to the wires and it should turn on, if it doesn't then your connection is bad.
ask if you have any questions
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