FROM THE ARCHIVES. Originally posted on my old blog, 31 May 2012, now closed.
Specially for Melinda, or anybody else who is slightly interested. . . . .
“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.|