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Posted on:1/25/04 10:42 PM
Last Updated:1/25/04 10:49 PM

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Georgene said...
Great story--a cautionary tale. I too have lamp base without a shade and have searched everywhere. Eventually I found a shade that was too short, and made a lamp shade 'throw' to put over it: a sort of semicircular shape with one seam. My gold lace trim finishes off the edge, similar to your beads. Where did you find the wire form? Do tell!
1/25/04 11:07 PM
MaryBeth said...
Fascinating and wonderful undertaking. I'm glad to be warned about the lampshade forms. Thanks
1/25/04 11:37 PM
Deepika said...
Great review and a beautiful lampshade. My sewing machine is at the doctors :( I am inspired to make your new sew lampshade. Thanks for the warning on the sticky wire forms.
1/26/04 6:55 AM
LindaB said...
Your lampshade looks fabulous ! What a wonderful trip to Thailand that must have been.
1/26/04 10:17 AM
CatherineN said...
Your shade is so pretty. The price of ready made lampshades is not so pretty!
1/26/04 12:20 PM
JeanetteE said...
Debtro,your lampshade is lovely,warts and all. Georgene, you can purchase lampshade making supplies from: and also I've bought from both companies.They're both good.
1/26/04 6:56 PM
JeanetteE said...
Georgene, sorry,a correction is needed. The site is:
1/26/04 7:01 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
What a tale of the light. What a great looking shade. The beads on the base make it so perfect! Where did you find the bead trim?
1/26/04 7:15 PM
sailonsilvergirl said...
Thank so much everyone for your nice comments! Georgene, the wire form that I'd like to get is at the online source Jeanette recommends, And Jennifer, the bead trim is from Hancock Fabrics! My Hancock store has a huge home dec area, and has a ton of bead trim in stock right now.
1/26/04 9:22 PM
Maude said...
I don't know if it's okay to do this, but if you'd like to learn how to make lampshades check out where you'll find the only instructions written in English for how to make professional-quality, sewn, fabric-covered shades, which is actually really easy to do, especially if you already know how to sew, and even if you don't.
2/5/04 4:34 PM
sailonsilvergirl said...
Thanks so much, Maude! For my next lampshade, I really would like to sew it. I will check out that website.
2/7/04 0:19 AM
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