Seaglassing & Wire Wrapping

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Sea Glass Lamp

Sea Glass Lamp

thrift store lampthrift lampA number of days ago I visited our local ReStore and purchased this lamp. 

I wanted to make a Sea Glass Lamp and so we start with taking all the material off the lamp.

Then removing all the glue, what a job that was, FYI if you plan to make one of these buy a new lamp shade without any material on it from a craft and hobby shop.

thifted a lamp to make it into sea glasssea glassThe next step was collecting sea glass. My bh got excited thinking we were going beachcombing in January on a day -5 no not this one. Its not like I had to go to the beach to make this seaglass lamp as I have a personal collection.  

But if you plan to make a lamp with seaglass you will need a number of sizes and shapes. Sea Glass can be found on the shores of Prince Edward Island but if you are not vacationing here just yet and you are in a hurry to make your lamp, you can purchase seaglass on the internet but it is becoming expensive as it is getting harder to find.

wirewrapped seaglass lampI then wirewrapped a number of pieces with a toggle at both ends so I had something to secure the wire to.  Cindy wire wrapping a sea glass lampI started wirewrapping then realized the glass needed to have a wire netting behind to hold it into place so I weaved wire one way then another to make a box pattern with the wire.

 

 

sea glass lampI’m making this lamp to go into a bedroom we just redecorated in our Bed and Breakfast.  It is going to be a nice touch as the room is decorated with a nautical theme and a closer look you will see antique glass dishes filled with sea glass, an old barn wood mirror accented with seaglass and drift wood and now a sea glass lamp will sit on the end table. I just have to decorate the base with sea glass and driftwood. 

 

 

The Finished Sea Glass Lamp

beachglass and seaglass on a lamp shade

The Lamp Lit Up

seaglass lamp light at night

 

I’m shutting out the light now, it is late and after three days the lamp is almost complete. I will add driftwood and sea shells to the base and then it is on display.

Thanks for stopping by my craft project with sea glass, visit again to see what the next seaglass craft will be.

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Take care my friend ~ seaglass cindy

 

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8 Responses to “Sea Glass Lamp”

  1. [...] Today the SeaGlass lamp is finished and you can visit the full blog over at my craft blog called scrapandwrap. [...]

  2. charlene says:

    lovely!

  3. Cindy says:

    Wow! What a lovely project! I love sea glass. Thanks for sharing!
    Cindy

  4. Vicki says:

    mom, not to sure if i like it, im going to have to see it in person to get a good look at it, nice job thought and it must have taken a lot of glass

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      I thought,! whats there n6ot to like? so I wen6t b5ack an6d had an6other look. Hu,doesn6′t look all tat great to me either in6 the photos, it is somethng else to see it in6 3d. Excuse the keyb5oard it has a min6d of its own6, dran6k too much coffee.

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      Now that you have seen it in person, you have changed your mind and want it.

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