Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tiffany Lampshade in 'Poppy' Design

I have been making this lampshade for over three years but finally I mounted it on a stand today and put the lights on. Although there are some things not quite right as it was hard to make, these all fade into the background when it is lit up.  I am very pleased.  The diameter is about 52cm so it is quite large with three globes.

While cutting and foiling the glass it was impossible to know just what the colours would be like with proper light behind.  I had problems with oxidation of the solder as I hadn't realised it was not good to have some of the panels exposed to air for years.  Using fine steel wool over all the seams to get it off was really hard and the result not perfect.  Then it was hard to get the black patina to take well too.  But the colours work and that's all that matters in the end.

Tiffany Lampshade 'Poppy' design