Monday, September 29, 2008

What A Lovely Lampshade!

You might remember Lamplighter from my tatting challenge. She took home second place for this amazing lampshade. With her winnings she commissioned me to make two large heart motifs for a future project. I was quite pleased with the motifs and wrote about them myself. They were my first large non-jewelry design project and I hoped that they would be exactly what she needed to create something new and amazing.

Guess what, they were and here is that incredible lampshade. What is even more incredible is the amount of sheer skill it takes to create these Victorian beauties. I can't even imagine the hours of hand stitching these must demand.

I will be making a couple more of these hearts for her in the near future as I knock out a few more projects I have in the pipeline. I will be certain to share those lovelies when they are made as well.

I'd also like to point out that this is one of the single best things that etsy has done for me. It has given me the opportunity to not only meet amazing artists all over the world, but has given me the chance to work with them as well. While not all of my collaborations have worked out for the best the vast majority have and it seem that every month or so a new opportunity arrives. I am truly grateful for each one of these projects and so glad to have met each one of these artists.

I also have a new project in the works that I'll wait until tomorrow to share with you.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shades Pamela, it is truly an honor and I think our collaberations have tuned out very well!

Jane (lamplighter)

Kim Caro said...

whoa whoa whoa those are so awesome!

Unknown said...

This is sooo totally COOL! It's just beautiful!!! I'm awestruck. I've had my own ideas for lampshades and tatting for years and this is just FABulous!!!