I made sure I had the right sort of pliers and drill bit. You'll be connecting rings to all of your slides, so the pliers are very important.
Lampshade - Up-cycled Old Slides to Make a Lampshade
I had a box of old slides in the back of a cupboard that I used for teaching art (pre-internet). Pinterest inspiration led me to create a lampshade.
Step 1 - Getting tools ready
Step 2 - Drilling holes
I poked six holes in each slide (2 on each of the longer horizontal sides, 1 on each of the shorter vertical sides) so that they could all be linked together.
Step 3 - Calculating the number of holes and jump rings needed
These are the 7mm jump rings I used. I purchased from eBay - £2.98 for 200.
4 - Making the frame
I used 2mm brass rod and lampshade frame. I joined the two with brass electrical connectors minus the plastic.
5 - Rolling the joined slides onto a homemade frame
Once I had the slides joined (not an easy task!) I was ready to roll it on the handmade frame! I just wrapped it around and secured the sides.
Here's a close-up of the slides joined together.
Here's the finished product in the day.
Positioned near the window to catch sunlight during the day.
Here's the finished product in the night. Only use a low wattage LED bulb for this kind of lampshade. Normal tungsten bulbs can create too much heat and therefore a risk of combustion/fire.
How unique and beautiful is that?!
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