Friday, June 27, 2008

MY CREATIVE SIDE... Part one


Some of you may not know that about 10-12 years ago, I started making Victorian Lampshades. I have not created any new ones in awhile ,because after Presley came along I just haven't had a lot of extra time. But I have been thinking about starting some new ones. They are a little on the expensive side to make because the materials are expensive for me to buy, and each one takes about 10-12 hours to create from start to finish. I only use the best materials I can find and the beads are made from glass. Some are very large and heavy.

I am always on the look-out for vintage lamps to "crown" with one of my shades. I went to a yard sale a few weeks back, and could not resist a pair of cherub lamps from the 40's-50's era. I couldn't pass them up. Other people might see "old","out of style" lamps, but I see a beautiful creation to "crown" that lamp with. Maybe a little paint, faux finish, clean-up and "WA-LA!" What a beauty!

Just wanted to share with you some that I have in my own home as well as a few for sale at
Faith

5 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Faith!! These lampshades are amazing to me!! Each one a work of art ~ They really are beautiful. Hope you are doing good! I'm home just working away, a few projects for publishing and working in a few things to sell too ~ talk to you soon! xxoo, Dawn

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Faith,

Your lamp shades are absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. I have the Plum Tree on my list to visit very soon. It is right up I-75 about an hour from me. I'll let you know when I visit and what I find! Hope you are having a good summer.
Tammy

Sher said...

Faith, what beautiful lampshades! Good luck with your blogging ventures!
Sher

Couture de Papier said...

beautiful blog!

vikki said...

you did a great job on the lampshades, very creative works of art. best to you on your blogging, and thank*u for visiting me. i will come for a visit again. blessings, and hugs, vikki ♥