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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Handmade Blue Wine Bottle Lamp

This week I’m posting a lamp we just finished. bluewineecrater

This Blue Wine Bottle lamp was a fun project.  We found the bottle at a Wine Festival that I was selling at. 

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My husband drilled a hole through the glass at the back for the six foot white cord to go through.  Then he stuffed tiny white lights on a string into the neck and wired it so that they would turn on when the light bulb was on.  They do not turn on alone without the light bulb.  We haven’t figured out that yet!bluewineinsideecrater

 

He added a turn-key socket for a 40 watt bulb and a harp and then said “your turn!”.

 

 

 

 

 

bluewineshadeecrater I made the lampshade from a hexagon bell scalloped frame.  I applied gold silk crepe to the hardback plastic and trimmed it with ivory colored french gimp braid and ivory 4” fringe. 

 

 

 

 

 

bluewinetopinsideecraterAfter adding a small gold finial to the top to hold the shade in place, it was complete and ready to light up someone’s home.  

The lamp is 21” tall.  The shade is 4” across the top, 10-1/2” across the bottom, and 8-1/2” high.

It weighs 2.25 pounds and would be easy to ship anywhere in the USA. 

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