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Tikipops Lamps
TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-08-29 9:57 pm   Permalink

Inspired by Kahaka & Tikiskip i tried my hand at making a few lamps. Started oout with a few simple cloth & wood frame lamps. Now doing some with things found at thrift stores & just trying new concepts. Here are some I have to date.











Going to have to do some basket lamps ala Tikiskip.
You can never have enough lamps.
Thanks for looking.





























 
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El Jefe
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2012-08-29 10:18 pm   Permalink

Nice job!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2012-08-30 09:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-29 21:57, TikiPops wrote:


They are all great.
But one is really good!!
Great job!
You know you can cover lamp shade material with white glue (elmers)
then shellac it with amber shellac.
This will give you an aged look.
Do a test on some fabric to see if you like first.































 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2012-09-01 07:14 am   Permalink

Lookin' good! I second what tikiskip said. That last one takes the proverbial cake. Very cool design.
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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-04 09:19 am   Permalink

El Jefe,Tikiskip,& Kahaka. Thanks for your encouraging comments. Skip, I'll try the Elmer's thing on my next batch of lamps. Do you de lute it or just paint it on thick? I have been selling a few at the ITMP. I need to keep a few for my own Tiki Bar! I've got a few ideas to try also. Thanks again for the comments.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-09-04 10:56 am   Permalink

I use Elmers glue, just as is, thick.
Good luck with the sales.
When you sell art of any knid it's best to
be sure to make your own style.
These are more Kahakas style than mine.
But when you do kinda copies of someones art
for your house no big deal.
It's when you use someones design and sell it that
people get kinda pissed.
You can do it but they get miffed.
Now a basket light not much unique in that.
But find a style and make it yours.
Like a Bosko you can tell it's Boskos from a mile away.
Once I die do as you wish cuz you will take no sales from me at that time.


 
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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-04 11:22 am   Permalink

Skip,
Thanks, I'm trying to put my spin on all types of lamps I have seen, both here on TC & at restaurants & bars. I definitely do want to step on any ones toe's. The burnt wood Moai lamps have been the most popular so far. I have not seen them anywhere before. I want to keep this as a fun way to fund my collecting. Again thanks for your encouragement.

Mike


 
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-09-04 11:56 am   Permalink

Great lamps!! Good job! I love last two the most!

Many can argue about styles and such, but very little in Tiki is really new or original, but Skip is right, it is about finding your signature.
Tiki lamp styles, as we know them today, have been around for many years and first been done by Oceanic Arts and Orchids of Hawaii.
Glass floats for example, has been around as early as 1840 and been used to hold fishnets.
During tiki craze back in the hayday, they were beach-comed along with crab traps and placed in restaurants, and later, got lights stuck in the them. You are not stepping on anyone's toes by making your lamps, don't get discouraged. Lets see some more!!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-09-04 5:00 pm   Permalink

Not trying to discourage you.
But the fact that it's all been done is what makes it hard to
make your own style.
I've done copies of lights before, (Kahiki table lamp)
But I try to make it Desiners that would be dead, ie you can't
get it from them.
And when I do I say this is a copy of...
Heck I only sold two of those, but could sell those for the rest of my life.

Great job.
I was just sayin what I know others are thinkin.


 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2012-09-04 5:38 pm   Permalink

I think there's still A TON that can be done in regards to lamping. There's always room for a different spin on something. Half the fun is trying to think outside the box, but make something that fits a traditional tiki setting. At least that's what drives the work that I do.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-09-05 06:17 am   Permalink

I think Wayne Coombs put it best.

“It has bugged me forever ... to the point of being real grouchy about it,” Coombs told Rockledge writer and photographer Chris Kridler during a 2006 interview. He also said, “imitation is the sincerest proof of plagiarism.”
Rip Wayne


 
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-09-05 08:53 am   Permalink

He did have his own style for sure...

Sad news indeed...




 
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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-10-11 9:54 pm   Permalink

Here is new style smaller Moai lamp


Here's one that has a Tribal look.


Still having fun working with burnt wood,vases & glass items found at thrift shops. Have some ideas to mix in some mid-century styling on my next batch.
Also going to try a couple of table lamps.















 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-10-12 08:08 am   Permalink

Nice job!!!
I wish I had found that green globe, but you got the idea.
Doing your own spin on things.
Great work.
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Tiki Pop
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Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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From: So Orange County, CA
Posted: 2012-10-29 09:18 am   Permalink

hey there
Very nice lamps, very creative
good taste in username too, very original


 
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