I gave it a go ladies, I thought nothing ventured, nothing gained.
So while Glen was at Bunnings on Saturday my little niece Meg, Will and I scoured Spotlight, Lincraft and lighting shops together at the homemaker centre for our big project.
We also went to check out the Beacon Lighting version (remember from post here, priced at $369) so we could analyse it's composition.
On close inspection, the Beacon Lighting shade is basically just organza ribbon wound round and round the lamp shade. So I bought 18mts of black organza ribbon at Spotlight and I also bought the crystals for the chandelier looking part of the light.
I couldn't find an uncovered drum shaped lamp shade frame and the cheapest shade at the Homemaker centre was $49 - hmmm... not happy to pay that much.
So later on that day I went to trusty old Target and 'Voila' there was the right size drum shade in black for only $19.95 - what a win!
My glass beads threaded onto the thread. I put sticky tape above them so they wouldn't come off while working with them. Then I made a wire hoop in the diameter that I wanted them to hang.
The tricky part was getting them all at the right length on the hoop and then attaching the hoop to the lamp shade. But it took about an hour and a half to make.
I was going to rip the lamp shade cover off and do the organza ribbon then but then I didn't have the guts to demolish a perfectly good shade so solid satin black it will be for the time being. It looks very modern with the solid black, which I'm fine with.
Do you think I need to add more crystals?
Here it is at a different angle without the light on.
Lamp shade from Target $19.95
Beading thread $1
Wire & sticky tape we already had...
Black organza ribbon I bought for $5.99 but didn't use.
So total cost was $40.40
So there you go, I hope you have a wonderful Monday,