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OnaTiki
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Posted: 2005-03-15 7:27 pm   Permalink

Due to the recent unending rains we have been having in San Diego this winter, we have had to occupy our time doing crafts instead of working on completing our landscape project.


After purchasing a beautiful lamp from Kahaka, we were inspired to make some for ourselves.

This is the first one...


Then made a drum style...


The third was an even larger drum style laying on it's side...


And the one we finished today, was inspired by one we saw at Oceanic Arts but could not afford, so we made it ourselves...


Here is how they look at night. They add a nice glow to the bar.


Kahaka's is the one on the right









Still have more ideas. Will be posting more soon.

Aloha!
'OnaTiki & Moki





















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Posted: 2005-03-15 7:53 pm   Permalink

Beautiful lamps, Ona. Looks like you're giving Kahaka and Al a run for their money.
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Posted: 2005-03-15 9:46 pm   Permalink

Those are Sweet!!! Good job!! I wanna learn how to do that!!! Thanx for postng pics!!!
Later,
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-03-16 04:54 am   Permalink

I like them all, but the larger-drum piece is a standout. Nice.

 
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Posted: 2005-03-16 05:08 am   Permalink

Those are stunning! You should be very proud of your efforts-I love the way the seashells glow.Great job.

 
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Posted: 2005-03-16 05:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-03-15 19:27, OnaTiki wrote:
The third was an even larger drum style laying on it's side...





these are great, very inspiring.

I have to ask, where did you find this specific fabric? I'm having a rough time finding that pattern.

-Z
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Posted: 2005-03-16 05:53 am   Permalink

Onatiki, these are Really nice lamps. I Especially like the Shell lamp and the way it glows. They all look great lit up as well. Maybe you guys should pray for a few more rainy days, look at what happened!
Very Kuel
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Posted: 2005-03-16 06:00 am   Permalink

Those look magical! I'm going to try and do some myself and seeing this is very inspirational.

How did you fasten the shells?

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johntiki
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Posted: 2005-03-16 06:16 am   Permalink

Finkdaddy - you took the words right out of my fingers...how did you make the shell lamp? I've been wondering for years how to make a lamp like that!
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2005-03-16 08:36 am   Permalink

most excellent but not surprising. You got some serious talent living in that house.

Cant wait until our next opportunity to visit.
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OnaTiki
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Posted: 2005-03-16 09:14 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the kind words. The fabrics came from a woman in Samoa.

As for the shell lamp, I'm not really sure how other ones are made, but here is the idea I came up with.

First make a frame (a strong frame as the shells are heavy)


Then add the wire screen. Make sure it goes on straight. Keeps the rows even when tying the shells on.


Finish off the bottom of the lamp with whatever material you're using. I used hot glue to attach it.

Next, drill the shells. This lamp was roughly 12" around and 6.5" tall and it took about 200 2" shells. Happy drilling!!

I then tied the shells to the mesh with fishing line (triple tied). Overlap for the scalloped effect.


Now finish the top like you did the bottom. Add the lamp fixture.

The abaca cloth and seagrass rope came from OA and the wiring components can all be purchased from Home Depot.

If and when you attempt one of these. PM me for a few more tips. Beware....the shell lamp is very labor intensive but well worth the effort.

Mahalo



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sungod
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Posted: 2005-03-16 11:27 am   Permalink

Thanks for the enlightening information!!!Those look great!!

 
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Alnshely
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Posted: 2005-03-16 1:17 pm   Permalink

Great job you guys. I've wanted to make a shell lamp, but wasn't sure how to start, now I know.
Mahalo,
Al
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2005-03-16 4:14 pm   Permalink

Holy cow! Those look friggin' amazing. I too want to make one of those shell lamps one of these days. Mighty fine indeed!

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-03-16 5:53 pm   Permalink

Those lamps are too nice. I am already thinking about how i could make one up for my room.
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