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My creations-Lamps and other projects-New Stuff! 9/26/2012
spiked
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Joined: Dec 10, 2008
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Posted: 2012-07-23 3:00 pm   Permalink

Hi there!

Here are some of my projects- lamps and other stuff that I have created in past few years.

Float lamps:

6" glass






12" glass


Acrylics-6" ones


here they are lit up:

























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






Didn't get a chance to take a pic of it lit up before it got sold, 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.



Puffer lamps.




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!






















Shell lamp.










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









First one of it's type:










Basket/hat/resin combos:





















Tiki is really inspiring and exciting to me and it keeps me motivated to try different things.

During our trip to Chicago a few years ago, we made a stop at Natural History Museum and checked out their Oceanic exhibit, oh my! They have a huge collection of PNG items, mind-blowing. I have seen Duk Duk before, but not a life-sized one, so I got inspired to make a mug.

These are my first attempts at the world of ceramics








and here is another one, hand built coils, it is small so it holds my swizzles




So the proportions were a bit off on the first Duk, so I made another one.




Floats again!

I had one of those old vintage Duraglass floats, so I made him a net! New type of the net made with treated rope.



Drilled glass float:

Small 5" yellow float drilled and sandblasted on the inside and out:



Handblown glass:

A few small floats, and a small 5" lamp,-handblown by me, sandblasted.



9" blue float- handblown by me, net made with hemp rope.




I hope you like it! More coming soon!


-Lena.



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Murph
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Posted: 2012-07-23 3:32 pm   Permalink

Great work.... love em.



 
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-07-24 09:59 am   Permalink

Thank you!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-26 07:28 am   Permalink

I looked once, I looked twice, I kept looking at all the work you have accomplished. The lights are perfect and the mood in the beautiful room is outstanding. I loved the starfish on the bottom of the lamp. Every lamp is perfect. I know how long it takes to put photos on these threads (I do it every morning) so thank you for doing that as well. I hope you will have more to add in the future. Wendy
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-07-30 05:09 am   Permalink

Thank you so much!! Wendy- are you awesome and so kind!!

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-07-30 05:38 am   Permalink

Nice work!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-09-06 1:54 pm   Permalink

these are awesome!!!


 
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-09-26 2:40 pm   Permalink

Thank you all!

Here are the some updates, as I promised.
I have recently been commissioned by the new place in town to make some lamps for them.
Here are is what they ended up with, first is a picture that one of the owners snapped of me, when I delivered the lamp:





One of two of my glass blown floats that they have:














The most exciting to make were two custom pieces that I personally just love!!
I have collaborated with an amazing artist and great friend Capt'n Skully and equally amazing artist and friend Bob to make them super cool and awesome- -Tiki drum lamp (Kona Style Lono Drum lamp) and a skull chandelier, (Matau Skull lamp).



Here they are:

















I had one more skull left over, so I decided to make a reproduction of one of the Papua New Guinea decorated skulls from 'Oceanic Art' book by Anthony J P Meyer.
He now lives above the bar and named 'The Seventh Skull'
















Thank you for looking!

-Lena


Here is the link to the article, a lot of love went into making this place happen!



http://www.columbusunderground.com/the-making-of-a-tiki-bar-behind-the-scenes-at-grass-skirt


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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-26 6:22 pm   Permalink

Outstanding!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-09-27 07:34 am   Permalink

'The Seventh Skull' is very cool.
Great job Lena and Friends.
I can see Erics influence in there.
Also see Eric got his Kahiki lamp done.
Can't wait to see the lights.









 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-27 08:55 am   Permalink

Wow I like everything you've done. Wendy

 
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-09-27 11:09 am   Permalink

Thank you, guys!!


Eric and Bob are awesome!! I cannot wait to work with them again, I have so many ideas to do some bigger pieces


 
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Philot
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From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2012-09-27 11:12 am   Permalink

Nice work!

Just gave me a great idea - a shrunken head in a fishing float. One more thing for my ridiculously full todo list.


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On 2012-07-23 15:00, spiked wrote:
Hi there!

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



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!





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