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Repeat, rinse, spit

June 3, 2015

I had a couple of recurring experiences this week: one bad, one good.

The bad one involved this light that I’d finally found a home for, to my delight, only to find it had met the same fate as another package I mailed a couple of years ago. I’m guessing that, due to the way the objects I work with can look on an x-ray, it was opened at a postal sorting station, dropped (catastrophically), then repackaged and sent on its merry way.

In any case, this is what arrived, and what it looked like before it left.

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The buyer was understandably not happy. Nor was I.

The other story is more run of this mill. A year ago I “made” (decoupaged) a shade for a customer, and I liked the way it came out so well I decided to try it again. The fun thing about making these shades is that I never know what I’m going to get until it’s done. The darker parts of the pattern are made up of overlapping shapes, but you can’t really see them until there’s a light inside.

Then I had to construct a lamp to go with it. I’d bought a fireplace tool set (minus most of the tools) awhile back, so I repurposed the holder bracket into a base, and added other pieces to make a form to suit the shade.

Cock your head and squint, and you just might be able to see the tree. Details, etc., in my Etsy shop.

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