Posts Tagged ‘tapestry’


Brass band

March 13, 2016

For no particular reason I’m aware of, last year I picked up a lot of brass objects. So, gradually, I’ve been transforming them into lamps of various kinds. Here are the most recent.

As always, they are available in my Etsy shop.


In good company

November 8, 2013

Well, the show at Rebooty is up and glowing. It will be there for a several days, maybe longer. Be sure to stop in if you’re in the neighborhood. There’s a ton of upcycled fun inside!


It all depends

July 26, 2013

Summer is slow for my day job, so I have a lot of time on my hands. Lately, I’ve been using it to make hanging lamps. Here’s what I’ve been up to.

All of these lights, and many more, are available in my Etsy shop, where you can also find out the specifics.


Relative bounty

October 23, 2011

A few weeks ago I bought a tiny brass bottle at an estate sale. Two inches tall, heavy and stoppered, it looks like something a genie might live in – a really teeny genie, who can grant only very, very small wishes.

Like say you wish for a million dollars, a long and healthy life, and true love. But all the genie can give you is a quarter off the sidewalk, a good night’s sleep, a smile from a stranger.

But you’d rub the bottle anyway, right? These days, you’d take those slivers of luck and feel grateful.

Here are a few of my recent wishes. I hope you enjoy. (Click the images for more.)

Candlestick lamp made of dessert molds, old lamp parts, and a valve handle

Cozy Flan Tutu

Hanging light made from a colander, pizza pan, and ball chain


Table lamp made from an old coffee percolator and a colander

The Percolander


Meet the Sputnik Sisters

November 27, 2010

Twinkle, twinkle, little light
floating up above at night
How I wonder what you are:
spaceship, lantern, disco ball?

Sputnik I

While I was
searching for the
just-right piece for
The Mothership, I
became fascinated
with vintage
colanders and
the different
shadow patterns
cast by a light bulb.

When I started
Sputnik I, I was still
thinking of UFOs.
(I like the way it
looks like it’s
coming in for
a landing.) But by
the time I got to the
second sister,
something else had
taken over…

Sputnik II

I guess you can only
ride a metaphor so
far, then you have
to get off and walk.

Please contact me or visit my Etsy store to learn more about these lamps.

Sputnik III