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SWIZ...Mugs 'n' Stuff....4 more lights. The last for a while.
tikiskip
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Posted: 28 days ago; 6:02 pm   Permalink

Lookin good Swizzman!

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 28 days ago; 7:49 pm   Permalink

Awesome work!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1058
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 24 days ago; 7:49 pm   Permalink

Thank you Wendy, although Australia might think otherwise.

Thanks Joe. Because i started buying baskets when i first decided to try my hand at making lamps, the routed tops and bottoms were what i came up with as the way to attach everything. I'm happy with how they turn out and am trying to come up with my own style and not copy anybody else, at least not too directly. Your lights look great also.

Cheers MDM. I can be creative if i want to, i just need to not be so lazy.

Thank you hiltiki. About half of what fabric i have has come from eBay. I was very lucky to find that store and pick up something different.

Cheers Skipman.

Thanks TikiAno.

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Just a couple more lights to show at the moment. I have three in progress but it's been too hot to work outside at the moment.

In my previous post i said that i planned to cover the third frame i had ready with the red fabric that was pictured, but after laying it out and having a look at it, the quality of the print was not very good (the screens weren't registered properly when they printed it so everything is outside the lines) so i went with the purple instead.

Here's both sides of the same light and the bottom.




It's probably been a couple of years since i first decided i wanted to have a go at making lights and i was buying basket type things to utilise in my lights from thriftstores, long before i actually got around to making my first light/lamp, and the following one pictured is one of the very first i bought. A few weeks ago by chance i happened to find another one exactly the same so as the bases on these were going to be the same size i made both at the same time. I've only posted a photo of one of them from front on as they both identical, save an extra washer being added to the lid on one, and a pic of each base. I'm going to keep the one with the cowrie shells for myself and TRY to sell the other one.




More soon.

Cheers
swiz








 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 23 days ago; 08:34 am   Permalink


Your lamps are so cool especially love the bottoms! Wendy


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 23 days ago; 10:10 am   Permalink


Swiz, nice clean finish.


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 21 days ago; 3:37 pm   Permalink

Great work, as always!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 12 days ago; 11:18 pm   Permalink

Thank you Wendy. I enjoy routing the bottoms of the lamps but it really tests me trying to come up with different patterns that i haven't already done, although there are some that i really like and are easy to draw up so i there will always be some that are the same.

Thank you hiltiki and Lori. I appreciate your comments.

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I have a few more lamps i've finished to show you but before i get to them here's a couple of displays i made for my swizzle sticks. These pics were posted in another thread and i realised i hadn't posted them here in my own thread, so here they are for those that might have missed them. I have enough swizzle sticks left for at least one more of these, if not two, but when i get around to making the new ones they will be a different colour. I glued some placemats i found at the thrift store onto some foam core board and sewed the sticks on with fishing line. The bamboo frame is actually moulding i bought from a framing supplier a long time ago.




Now here are my most recent lamps i've finished. All of these lamps use cane/wicker basket type things that i found in thrift stores for the body. The last two pictured i tried a different way of attaching the fabric compared to how i have done it on all the cylinder shaped lamps i have made and i'm quite happy with the results. The idea still needs a little tweaking but overall i'm going to continue using this new method. Every lamp i make i learn something from which i take with me onto the next one and i know what works and what doesn't, or, it teaches me what not to do to get a better a result and make my life easier.







I'm quite happy with this particular lamp. I think the shape is quite unusual and not like anything i recall seeing before. And although the fabric is still washed out the pic, this lamp, and the next one especially, actually show up quite good in the photos when lit up.




And finally, this guy. I really love this light and will be keeping it for myself, unless someone wants to pay me big $$$ for it. I was really happy with how it turned out and had made that decision when i finished it. After i saw what it looks like lit up that confirmed it for me that this one is staying with me.




Well that's going to be it for a little while. I have a few bits and pieces for some other lamps laying around but it will be a while before anything else gets finished.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers
swiz
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 11 days ago; 06:03 am   Permalink

Those lamps look fun to make.
The combinations are endless.
Good job.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 11 days ago; 3:14 pm   Permalink

You need to go to thrift stores. They are always full of baskets and fabric. I don't want you to stop this is way too much fun to watch. Wendy

 
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