Hand beaded lampshade No:1

Not quite sure what first gave me the idea to do this, but it had been in the pipeline for quite a few years.  After I gave up making handmade jewellery, I had a stash of beautiful beads left over, and I had to do something with them.  This is particular lampshade would be quite valuable if I sold it, has it some stunning and unique beads from around the world, and not one piece of plastic in sight! When completed, the lampshade alone, weighs over 3 kilos, and I consider it to be a unique piece of art.  Sx 🙂

 

Beaded Lamp 1

About 3/4 of the way through – this has been a real labour of love!

 

Beaded Lamp 4

 

Beaded Lamp 5

Just to show some of the amazing colours

 

 

Beaded Lamp 7

Completed shade, with a hand painted light inside

 

Beaded Lamp 10

In it’s natural glory

Made using:

A recycled square lampshade frame 4 x 4 inches

Wooden base 4 x 4  x 4 inches

Completed shade measures 4 x 4 x 9 inches high

Fishing wire, silver crimps & beads

A variety of different beads from around the world

Hours & hours & hours of patient beading! 🙂

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