Friday 21 Mar

Stained Glass Lamps

FROM THE ARCHIVES. Originally posted on my old blog, 31 May 2012, now closed.

Specially for Melinda, or anybody else who is slightly interested. . . . .

North Bay Classic Victorian lamp Tiffany style lamp Art Deco lamp Edwardian Lamp Frog lamp Table lamp

“I have been busy just lately and haven’t had time to update my pages.

As you can see from the pictures on the left (click the images to embiggen) I have been making some lampshades for our local Summer Craft Fair of which 10% of the profits from each stall go to local charities.

You can imagine that I am absolutely fed up with slaving over a hot soldering by now, and I don’t want to see another piece of coloured glass again for a while! Nevertheless I get a nice warm feeling inside that I’m helping out the local charities as well as making a nice fat profit for myself.

I apologise for the quality of the pics, they are not up to my usual high standard. I had to use my old analogue Zenit SLR camera because I dropped my digital camera out of the bedroom window onto the concrete yard below when I was photographing some weird looking bird on the lawn. Now for some reason, I know not what, it has ceased to function. It is now an ex-camera”.

NOTE: All the lamps have been sold. Went like hot cakes, they did!

1. This one is a variation of a lot of similar ones, all slightly different, I made for a chain of pubs.
2. A night light for the nursery?
3. An Edwardian lamp design.
4. My Art Deco design.
5. A Tiffany style lampshade.
?. The unnumbered one is a design from San Francisco called “North Bay Classic”.
7. Victorian style. I found the glass droppers at a car boot sale.
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5 Responses to Friday 21 Mar

  1. Melinda says:

    Thank you Keith! I thought I would mention my favorite, but I couldn’t decide (except I wouldn’t really have a spot for the frog one – please take no offense!)

    Lucky, lucky owners!

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    The frog night light was designed by the person who ordered and bought it at the charity sale. The others, plus five more not shown here, were all sold before lunch, so I had an empty stall in the afternoon. From the spelling in your comment I gather you live in the USA? – Keith.

  2. Betsy says:

    Sounds like a good cause and I’m not surprised they all sold! They are beautiful! I’d choose the one with the prisms as my favorite, I think…but they are all wonderful!

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    They are not prisms, just dark green flat glass. I never used bevelled glass in my lamps, because here they were difficult to source and when I did get some for door and window panels they were very expensive, and put the prices up on my work which didn’t please the customers. – Keith.

    • Betsy says:

      I see. Well, they are beautiful droppers, anyway. I like the look of them. That’s the style of lamp I want for my desk…just like the one at the auction I showed you. Hopefully I’ll find one again and nobody will bid so high! ha.

  3. Pat says:

    You are restored. Please keep still now!

  4. Anji says:

    I remember that post. They are lovely and I hope they went to good homes that appreciate them.

    I will be looking out for the lamps in pubs too!

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