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Friday, August 30, 2013

Jeweled Lamp Shade

 The lamp in my dining room was looking kind of plain.  It just needed a little sprucing up!  One thing I never pass up at a flea market is old vintage jewels.  They usually brake down to about under .50 each.  What a deal!!  As for the fabric flowers, they were made out of some scrape fabric.  The process of making them I will do my best to explain to you.  I know I really should have taken some pictures.  I cut my fabric into many circles about 1 1/2 inch diameter.  I used one circle for my base which I'm going to attach the remaining circle to.  With the rest of the circles, start by putting a dab of hot glue in the center of your circle. Quickly, before your glue sets, fold the circle in half.  Next, put another dab of glue in the center of your half circle and quickly folding it one more time, creating a quarter circle.  Once you have all of the rest of your circles folded into quarters, you can start attaching them to your base circle.  The point of your quartered circle should be in the center of your base circle.  Once it looks full enough to you, take your jewel and glue it in the center of your fabric flower.  As far as my lamp and my shade, I found both at good will for only two dollars each.  Overall, this beautiful lamp came to under $6.00!
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