Art and creating pulls at my heartstrings and I have been feeling the need to get into my studio. I made the time to do just that for a blissful few hours recently and today I'm going to share how to make this...
I have been making chandeliers, lamps and lamp shades for many years now. The one above was made (and sold) quite a few years back, but I recently found the image on Pinterest again and thought that I'd share.
I had an orphaned large lampshade in my studio that has been sitting around for a couple of years, waiting for a fluffing of some sort...so out came the supplies today with a design in my head.
Taking some time, I hand painted the most beautiful antique silk ribbon that I found in France.
You could also use silk sari ribbon that comes in a variety of shades and I love how the edges on these are tattered.
After the frame was wrapped in the seam binding, I wrapped additional layers of ribbon that have baby pink rose buds and also some ribbon with leaves attached.
Vintage millinery was added as the finishing touch.