Monday, March 1, 2010

Two finished lampshades

These are two of the small shades.  I finished them up yesterday.  They are actually for a chandelier or tiny lamp that takes a flame bulb with a small base.  I need to make two more to go on a chandelier I have for sale in my booth at Merchant Square.

Fun to do!  Here is the first one I did . . .
It had six sections.  Three I covered with a cut up doily.  I overstitched the pieces to the wire frame.  This particular section in the middle is covered with a piece of lacey ribbon wrapped around the frame and pinned.  The bow is from a piece of tulle fabric that has pink felt polka dots on it.
This side is wrapped with another piece of lace and has a white feather glued to it.
This section has tiny rick rack wrapped from top to bottom.  An old photo was cut out and glued to coffee dyed cheese cloth and a piece of pink fabric.  It is pinned to the wire frame with safety pins.  I also glued on the ribbon roses and then put old shoe buttons, crystals, a diary key and some pearls on the bottom.
Here I covered the entire shade with an old piece of lacey fabric from an old dress.  I overstitched it at the top and bottom of the frame.  I had this old vintage bouquet of pink flowers and I tied a piece of rayon ribbon on it.  Once again I put old pearls from vintage and new jewelry around the bottom.

You can tell I spent more time on the first one.  It was a learning piece.  The second one was easier because I used one piece of lace to cover the entire shade and whipstitched it in place.  I may have to make changes since I don't know how much light they will filter once they are on the chandelier. 

I plan to do a couple more and will post them when finished.  I have to hunt through the thrift stores to see if I can find two more small shades OR some small lamps that take clip on flame bulbs.  :-))

11 comments:

Paris Cowgirl said...

My fav is the last one with the vintage flowers on it!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

very pretty! - looks like a lot of work

Chany said...

Beautiful, so prety very much!!!
Chany Store

Debby said...

They are so pretty!
debby

House of Hullabaloo said...

I like them both but love the hanging doodads!

Shirley said...

They are so pretty. I would have a hard time deciding which one I like best.

Robin said...

Your creativitiy never ceases to amaze me Judy! These are just gorgeous and I love the one with the vintage photo on it. I can't wait to see what they look like on the chandelier.

Susan said...

Judy, these are both gorgeous! I like the first best - probably because of the vintage photo.
Susan

Cynthia K. said...

Oh, my goodness, these are incredible! Just dreamy...I'll be waiting to see the others...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

crimsoncat05 said...

these are beautiful! I would love to see a photo of the chandelier once you have them on it!!

Dorthe said...

This is fantastic Judy, love the old lacey fabric, and the colours.
Hugs Dorthe