Finished lampshade made in wire

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My wire lampshade is finished. And before I found a good lamp bulb for it it looked like this….

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And, yepp this is a part of my livingroom (when it is clean)… This bulb was way to weak for the job and then I found another! and it spread massive patterns all over my livingroom. The picture below give you a hint but it is still no fair picture…. perhaps I should capture it on film(?)…

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Press the picture above to be redirected to my portfolio and the fancy pictures of this lampshade in wire : )

I bought another lamp armature a while back perhaps I will make more lampshades ^^ try new materials maybe…. something to think about!

 

lea

 

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Hanging, but not finished just yet

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My lampshade I started on a while back, remember?

 

It is kind of hanging now, though, I have a few pieces left to do before it is done. I just thought it would be easier to continue while it is hanging : )

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I still have the bottom left to make. I don’t think that will take as long as it did me to puzzle the top together though I have a few ongoing projects so therefore it might be another while…. but since it is hanging in the middle of my studio I will go past it all the time to be reminded to finish it! ; )

lea

Knowing a stepping stone when you make one

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Finding the things that inspire you.

I have one or two things that inspire me, probably more than two…

I was with my boyfriend at the grocery store the other day and when we were heading for the cashier we just couldn’t help but take a look at some books that were lying around. And there, I found two books, which I adopted. Two children books, but what I laid more focus on was the pictures, the illustrations. In one of them there were two short stories which John Bauer had illustrated, there were a few more illustrators in that book too. Anywho, I read one or two stories and then decided to paint a picture with water colours. I really like the hours when my boyfriend and I sit in his kitchen creating stuff together ❤

The picture then, well… I like parts of it, though it feels a bit schizophreniac. It is as if I have taken my usual style and merged it with something that could be a progress in my style and well anyone can see I have been influenced by John Bauer. Though some parts feels good too, this simply feels like a stepping stone so to say. My character Ophelia and her grandma’s dog is walking through the woods…

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Feel free to point out what’s good and bad in this picture, it could really help me when I do my next water colour painting : )

 

lea

 

Beginning of a lamp shade

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So I have begun my work with my new lamp shade I want to have in my livingroom. I always think the ones you buy are…boring..or…expensive, or at least if you want a unique one then it is expensive. And, I don’t do expensive or boring… I do hard labour to make my one…

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In the first photo you can see a small sketch of how I am visualizing it ^^

A few times before when I have made a lamp shade I have begun in one or the other end of it, now I am starting on the middle so the pieces you see is the middle. From here I will be working myself upwards forst and then I will be working it downwards. I noticed something fun when I had put the middle together :3 see below and visualize with me…this will look great when it is finished and in place !

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I have some more exciting plans for this lamp shade but I will reveal that later as it comes along : )

And ye btw it will be pretty big, like 55cm i diameter…. length …who knows ^^

lea

 

It’s hanging

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Well, it seems like it will work as a lampshade. The problem is to find a good lamp for it. At first I bought a lamp that gave really good light but at the same time it spread the light a bit to well. The pattern in the lampshade did not come forth at all with this lamp.

On my second try I put in a smaller lamp, it gave a warmer light and it turned out that some of the lampshade came forth, not enough though. I think the problem is that the wire is too thin to come forth as shades on the wall. Perhaps I need to make another try and see if I can change the outcome somehow : )

 

lea