Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stained glass?

This is not a great photo but it's the view from the top looking down on a floor lamp I made yesterday.
This will be the ceiling light fixture for the kitchen.

These were so simple to make. I used inexpensive tiny suction cup hooks from Dollar Tree for the shades. The "leading" was done with a black Sharpie permanent marker and I used a toothpick to apply glass paint to the tiny sections.

Then I used a variety of materials to construct the actual lamps. The floor lamp has a wooden base with a flat bead as trim. The pole is a fancy toothpick and I used a small bead as the light bulb.

The kitchen light has a jewelry finding tip and part of a button for the ceiling mount.

I also made a light for the dining room and a ceiling fan for the living room but I'm having trouble getting decent photos.

I used beads and jewelry findings to make lights for the bedroom. They are a different style but still appropriate for the style of the house.

I'll keep trying for better pics. :)


otterine said...

Brilliant! I've been mulling over ideas for lights like these for awhile. Yours look awesome!

TreeFeathers said...

Very clever, De, I never would have thought to use suction cups! Can't wait to see a picture of it at home in its room.

Hope you're staying warm up there, I'm so glad we got a break from all the snow!

- Grace

Anonymous said...

They look really great. Thanks for the idea as I would like to try that.

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Looks great De!

Victoria ♥

Marisa Stein said...

they look wonderful!

De said...

Thanks everyone! If you try these please send me a link to yours as I'd love to see other styles and ideas.

Kathi said...

Another very creative idea! Love these!

Kathi said...

PS. There is an award for you over at my blog. :D