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Lamps and other tiki projects. Puffer in a float lamps. New Stuff! 8/6/2013
spiked
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Posted: 2011-06-14 7:25 pm   Permalink

Hello all!

I love browsing this forum, its pretty cool how everyone displays their art and shares their skills with everyone, so I decided to post my attempts as well, a few things that I made over past few years. I have found Tiki to be very inspirational in many many ways and I'm into everything from lamp making to jewelry and mugs and planning on finally trying my hand at carving this summer.
When we first got into Tiki, I fell in love with floats and float lamps eventually, I did some research and attempted to tie a few small floats, then sometime later, after some trial and error with spray paint and a few ruined glass floats I made my first float lamp!





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Posted: 2011-06-14 7:56 pm   Permalink

That little buddy went to its new home to friend of mine, it was 10" glass globe.
After more trial and error, and a suggestion from a friend to keep practicing and working on my netting skills, I made a few more globes, and figured out the type of paint and globe I want to use( I mostly stick to acrylic, after a few broken glass ones, and a trip to urgent care) to get a certain color and look.








Here are a few more that I made past few years.
12" glass one


Acrylics-6" ones


here they are lit up:
































 
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Posted: 2011-06-14 8:17 pm   Permalink

Here is a lighter blue one I had hanging outside and a huge monster 16" globe that took a very long time to tie and lots a lots of cans of paint!






Didn't get a chance to take a pic of it lit up, but you can see sunlight coming though it below



I've also been obsessed with shrunken heads, so I sorta converted one of the cheapy party store ones into a light, lol!



Puffer lamps are hard to find and they cost a lot plus the ship, so I figured, I'm gonna try to make one. Found a local supplier of puffers(no more unfortunately) and made a few puffers as well!





Then and of course, naturally, once you have done a puffer, on to the next-my all time fav tiki lamp puffer in a float! Yes. They make me bleed, ouch, but they are worth it!
Here it is along with green one-of my first glass ones I made. This one also went to a good home last week.




I hope you like them!
Thank you for looking!!!

-Lena.



 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 04:02 am   Permalink

Nice! I've been in the middle of a float lamp project for some time! Hope to finish it soon. Yours look great!
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Posted: 2011-06-15 08:42 am   Permalink

Puffer in the float are pretty cool and not that hard to make, I have seen several people made them here.
There are a thread here somewhere on how to make a plain puffer lamp. I'm just throwing in a few photos of a process I took. a Dremel is your friend.
































 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 10:30 am   Permalink

Shell lamps!
They are also fun to make, I'm planning on making a few more again. Here is my first one. I lost some of the photos of the process, but here is what I got. I don't have many tools yet, so I just use that I have. I found that ship's wheel from Michael's unfinished wood aisle is perfect size and sturdy enough for a heavy lamp like that.


















Here are a few more I made a while ago, bamboo ones were a special request from a friend.







 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 10:48 am   Permalink

Spiked, you've been busy! Good looking lamps there.

 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 10:57 am   Permalink

Sorry to bombard with images, lol, I got a few more to show
I have been discovering wonderful world of resin, and obsessed with it now as well. I loooove old Orchids and Oceanic Arts lamps, and I'm a big fan of Kahaka and TSkip's work, so I tired my hand at making some basket/resin/tapa combo's. They aren't perfect, but good enough to hang in my dark bar


First one of it's type:










Basket/hat/resin combos












and our most fav so far:











 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 10:58 am   Permalink

Thank you, guys!!

 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2011-06-15 11:06 am   Permalink

WOW WOW WOW!!

I love all the lamp makers here and you're on the list now too.

Nice stuff.
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2011-06-15 11:12 am   Permalink

Great stuff spiked!!!



 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 11:16 am   Permalink

Thank you WD and Jeff!! I finally got around to posting it all,




-Lena.


 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 12:11 pm   Permalink

Wow, those are really nice Lena! We lamp makers need to organize a lamp swap! Excellent work.
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Posted: 2011-06-15 1:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-15 12:11, KAHAKA wrote:
Wow, those are really nice Lena! We lamp makers need to organize a lamp swap! Excellent work.




Ohhhhh thank you!!! You are the master of the lamp making, sir! I bow to you and your skills, such a compliment coming from you!!! I love all of your work, one day soon I hope to own one of your creations!
Lamp swap would be super awesome!
Thank you, thank you again!

-Lena.


 
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Posted: 2011-06-15 2:25 pm   Permalink

Wow, great lamps and a wide aray of styles, good job!

 
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