How To Make Your Own Lamp Shade

how to make your own lamp shade
    lamp shade
  • A cover for a lamp, used to soften or direct its light
  • lampshade: a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
  • A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk- or table top-mounted as well as suspended lamp models are the most common and are made in a wide range of materials.
  • The shade serves the important function of blocking the glare from a light bulb and is usually the most decorative part of a lamp. The lamp shade can be made of glass, fabric, metal, or other more creative materials.
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Easy Lamp Kit Turns a Wine Bottle Into An Instant Lamp (Lot of 2)
Easy Lamp Kit Turns a Wine Bottle Into An Instant Lamp (Lot of 2)
Memorable occasions often call for a bottle of wine. Now you can turn that keepsake into an instant lamp with this clever kit. It works with any standard wine bottle and is assembled and ready to use. The brass plated socket has a push-thru, on-off switch and the 8 foot gold cord has a polarized, molded end plug. The 1" cork measures 7/8" in diameter at the top and tapers to 5/8" at the bottom. (Please note that this kit is for indoor use only). All you need to do is push the cork snugly into your empty wine bottle. The cord exits from the side of the socket so there is no drilling or wiring assembly required. All electrical parts are U.L. listed. This offer is for 2 brand new Bottle Stopper Lamp Kits. For other lamp kits and thousands of other craft, hobby and art supplies please visit our National Artcraft Storefront. We have the creative components you need.

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My Out of Body Experience.
My Out of Body Experience.
My Out of Body Experience. I wrote this account to my good friend Richard. Dear friend, You asked me if I'm afraid of death, well my answer to that is simply no. You will understand why if you read this experience I had when I was sixteen years of age. It may be a little long, but everything I'm about to relate, is absolutely true. I even went on a radio chat show to talk about my out of body experience ( O.O.B. ) On one particular night, I remember going to bed feeling wide awake. I had to share my father's bedroom because we were a large family with very little room. I had a single bed and my father slept alongside me in his own double bed. I went to bed in the normal way, but I do remember feeling wide awake that night. My father was fast asleep, and I was laid on top of my sheets on my bed. The bedroom was dimly lit from a street lamp outside, It was a first floor maisonette, and the curtains were very thin which allowed light to come into the room very easily. I had my eyes open looking at the wall in front of me, with my head slightly raised on the pillow. I kept staring at my bedroom wall in front of me, then after a short while the strangest thing started to happen to me. I suddenly realised that I was no longer staring at the wall, but instead, I was being drawn upwards towards my bedroom ceiling. I remember feeling some dizziness, then after this feeling there was a sense of like ~what am I worrying about, then I started to get other feelings such as love, and feeling very safe, I felt very happy indeed. I was then levitating close to ceiling level leaving my own physical body below me. I couldn't see my body below because I was in a horizontal position looking upwards at the ceiling above, I was not scared, rather, I felt just the opposite, completely fearless! Suddenly, I was being drawn backwards towards my neighbour's wall, I was still in a horizontal position looking upwards, now very close to ceiling level. Richard, I felt I was the same size as the physical body below me that was lying on the bed, I was thinking exactly the same way as you do when you're inside the physical body, the only difference I felt was a feeling of weightlessness, followed by no fear whatsoever. So! back to what I was telling you, I was going backwards now with my head coming towards the bedroom wall, I was fully expecting to bang my head as I approached it, but this didn't happen. I was still looking upwards, when suddenly, I was no longer in dim lighting, Instead, I was in complete darkness. The reason for this was because I had just passed through my bedroom wall, and was now looking upwards into the cavity wall where there was no light whatsoever, this lasted for maybe a second or two, then suddenly, I was surrounded by bright light. Remember, I was still looking upwards in a horizontal position. Seconds later, I saw that the bright light was coming from a rather large light bulb on the ceiling above me with no shade on it. I believed I was now looking at my next door neighbour's ceiling because of the short distance I had travelled through the wall, then at this point, things started to get really weird! Whilst I was levitating, I turned my head to the right side of me, and there to my amazement, I saw a large brown wardrobe to the side of me, I then turned my head to the left side of me, and here I saw another similar wardrobe, I continued to keep turning my head further left, and in doing so, I could see a single bed with a man sat up reading a book, he had spectacles perched on the end of his nose, I recognised this man to be my next door neighbour, Tony. The room was brightly lit, and I could see everything in the room very clearly, there was no sound because he was just reading this book. Richard! because I felt so normal, I thought that my neighbour could see me and probably start shouting at me, I know this sounds daft, but I felt so normal, I felt that I was solid as you would be in your physical body. Obviously, he could not see me, as he simply continued to read his book. I could see shoes on the floor by the side of the bed, I also noticed a small bedside cabinet, and the color of his curtains were blue, there was also a bluey colored cover on his bed. I wasn't thinking about my physical body in the other room, because I realised that the real me was now here in my neighbour's bedroom, I wasn't scared or anything, I felt fantastic and disconnected from my physical body in the other room, I had no interest in my physical body anymore, it meant nothing to me. Suddenly, I realised that I was being drawn feet first back through the same wall I had just come through, I was still in a horizontal position looking upwards, then as my feet approached the wall, they just passed straight through it, there was no resistance from the wall as my feet entered it, I didn't seem to have any control over my spirit as it was going back through the wall again, it just carried on by itself. Whilst I was g
Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church
While you let your imagination roam, try to imagine the difficulties faced by the early citizens of Vicksburg in just surviving, and then consider that in addition to this that a relatively small group had the foresight and determination to want to build a church. Inspiration and guidance came to Vicksburg Episcopalians in 1826 in the person of the rector of the Episcopal church in Natchez, Mississippi, a church established a few years earlier. Intermittent church services were held in borrowed buildings for some years while the congregation struggled to get the funds and materials to build a church building. Discouragement surely afflicted the congregation in those early days for Construction was seriously delayed by a fire that destroyed most of the materials that had been assembled at the site. In addition, a yellow fever epidemic afflicted the region about that time and among its many victims was the first rector of this church, the Reverend George Weller. When construction was started a space for the church foundation was leveled on the loess hill where this building now stands. Bishop Leonidas Polk officiated at the formal ceremony to lay the cornerstone of the building on April 19, 1830. Construction work was of course, all by hand labor for bulldozers and backhoes had not yet been invented. The foundation was just brick and labor - no reinforced concrete as in modern construction, because steel was not yet invented and concrete technology was still in the future. The walls were just brick and mortar, continuing up from the foundation to full height of the outside walls and the bell tower. The church floor plan was a simple rectangle about 60 feet long and 40 feet wide. There was a basement area under the main floor of the church. The church bell is made of cast iron, cast in Philadelphia, PA., probably transported overland to the Ohio river and then downstream by steamboat or barge to Vicksburg. The cast iron threshold was probably constructed and transported similarly. The one thing that frontier Vicksburg had that is better than anything available today is wood. Wood for the framing of the bell tower. Wood for the roof trusses. Wood for the floor framing. Wood for the pews. The loess hills of this area were covered with magnificent stands of virgin oak, pecan, and walnut trees, types of wood that makes great furniture, flooring and paneling. The flatlands to the North of Vicksburg had extensive tracts of huge centuries old cypress trees. Cypress wood has the most valuable property (especially in this climate) of being extremely resistant to rotting. The bell tower is reinforced with 14 by 14 inch cypress timbers. A similarly cross-sectioned cypress timber 60 feet long runs under the floor of the church from front to back. All these timbers are essentially knot free, a quality that is unavailable today. The roof trusses are made of pecan. It is difficult to imagine how major building construction was accomplished in those days without the cranes and machines that we now consider essential, but finish it they did. Bishop James Harvey Otey of Tennessee conducted the formal consecration ceremony on May 3, 1843. The original floor plan of the church had the choir and organ on a balcony in the rear of the church, as was the custom in Episcopal churches in the early 1800's. The original pews had doors (with the family name on the door) as was the custom at the time and church members paid a pew tax for their pew to support the church. Lighting was by candles and oil lamps and the reflector array in the center of the church ceiling probably was installed to enhance the light derived from the candle chandelier. The openings around the chandelier reflector were probably for ventilation to get reduce the fumes from the numerous burning candles. We worry about air pollution these days, but people in those days had much worse pollution conditions inside buildings due to the open burning of candles and fireplaces. We occasionally have candlelight services in the church and experiencing that situation always makes me wonder how people could read by candlelight. No records exist as to the type of original windows installed in the church. They may well have been made with clear glass panes such as those in many of the early Episcopal churches on the East coast or possibly panes with simple patterns. Certainly cost as well as current church fashion would have been factors in the selection. Transportation of fragile glass panes would certainly have been difficult at the time of construction. The one window in the church known to pre-date the civil war and to survive the siege bombardment is the central window on the East side of the church (Locust St. side). This stained glass window dates to 1855 and was crafted in Germany. All the other stained glass windows in the church building were installed after the civil war. Between the American Revolutionary War and the civil war,

how to make your own lamp shade
how to make your own lamp shade
Adhesive Lamp Shade Is Easy To Cover With Your Own Special Fabric! (Lot/10)
This tapered 4"h shade with a 5" dia. bottom and a 2-1/2" dia. top allows you to create a custom shade for an accent lamp or to match other decor in your house. You can create a custom shade using such material as handmade paper, mulberry paper, wallpaper border, fabric, your own personal artwork or a variety of other types of coverings. All you do is peel the protective paper covering off the shade and stick your own fabric on---it's that easy. This is a sturdy little shade with white fabric trim around the top and bottom. The metal clip slips over any tapered candelabra base bulb. This offer is for 10 brand new shades. Be sure to visit our National Artcraft Storefront to see more related items AND hundreds more products that fit all your craft, art and hobby needs!!! We have the creative component you need!!!