2024Re: Alan, what did you do with the eggs?
- Jun 11, 2004Yes, I know the lampbases are somewhat 'chunky'.
I really wanted to light the shades from the inside to show them off
properly. So the bases have to be that shape to allow me to install
reasonably avaiable(and reasonably priced!) batteries. I opted for a
pair of AAA cells in a holder, which dictated the shape and size of
Everything's a compromise!
I downloaded dozens of photos of lamps from the net before I began to
make them - I really did like the bronze patina'd ones. I even went
as far as making one(but not curing it) - but it just didn't seem to
go with the shade - possibly because, compared with the beautifully
elegant Arts and Crafts flora inspired Tiffany ones, it looked even
more chunky with a great lump of bronze base containing the battery
Maybe the solution would be to have one narrow and elegant stand for
show and another battery-filled one for function - with a swappable
shade - of course!
--- In UKPolyClay@yahoogroups.com, "Katherine Dewey" <kadewey@e...>
> I certainly like the shades, but know you can create a better base,along
> something in the arts and crafts style. Have you considered a base
> done in black and highlighted with bronze powders, a base with bark
> like texture? That's easily done by scraping crumpled tin foil
> its length. Brush down with alcohol to make it appear smoother,and
> then apply the leaves and powder.
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