Hi gals! I’m back again with another project. This time I made a lampshade for a dear friend who is getting married later this month. (Still have to make the wedding card!) I got the idea of a small tea lamp as a gift from Jerri’s Bridal Collection.
The pattern I used was Pergmano’s M23/1. I chose to use the Pergamano Ice Blue fantasy paper, as blue is the favorite color of the bride, and for this occasion I didn’t want the dark blue paper for the shade. The borders were traced with tinta gold and the design motifs were traced with pearlescent pearl with a tiny, tiny bit of fuchsia mixed in. I did have a bit of trouble getting the pearlecent/fuchsia mixture to flow well off the pen nib, even after lightly touching the tip of the nib to water, and so my tracing is a bit thicker than I would like on the design motifs.
This was one of those projects in which I was able to use one of my multi-needle tools that I rarely get to use. That is the heart shape needle tool.
In the picture on your right, you can see I used a taller wine glass so that I could show you the flamless (battery operated) votive candle used for the tea lamp. I have several wine glasses that this shade will fit, but I haven’t yet decided which one to use. I’m sure I”ll change my mind several times in the next two weeks! I think that is the hardest part of this project! At the moment, I am leaning towards using the smaller wine glass.
I did try to get a decent picture of the tea lamp with the flameless light on, as it is really pretty. But that just wasn’t to be with my camera. You will just have to believe me when I say that the lampshade has a beautiful softness to it when the light is on.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a fabulous week!