This lampshade is made from a large number of swirls, hearts, spirals, and is intended for those who already have some experience with wire. Each individual component is easy to manufacture, but it will take a lot of time and patience to collect them from the finished product. Use colorful beads to decorate the wire and give the shade an extra color effect. This shade looks best with an electric lamp with a bulb of large diameter frosted glass.
galvanized wire with a diameter of 1 and 1.5 mm
a thin wire
cartridge for light bulbs
jewelry linking rings, springs
a variety of pliers and bent-nose pliers
wooden rods of different thickness, including diameter of 6 cm
gig (see "Manufacture of looped wire")
Bend with pliers eight pieces of wire with a diameter of 1.5 mm and a length of 20 cm double flat spiral, and then make of them hearts (see "Basic techniques").
Of the thirty pieces of wire about 25 cm long with a diameter of 1.5 mm make swirls (see "Basic techniques"). Ten short curls (see photo at left), twenty — long (see photo at right).
Of the ten pieces of wire length of 33 cm with a diameter of 1.5 mm double flat spiral. Manually give them a domed shape (see left part of the photo). Of the eleven pieces of wire of 28 cm diameter 1.5 mm — spiral with gaps between the coils; their diameter should be about 4 cm the Last piece of wire bend a loop in the opposite direction (see right side photo).
Thin wire and hang beads inside each heart. In the Central loop of the helices between the turns of the short curls insert busine.
Cut three pieces of wire of length 50, 60 and 68 cm and a diameter of 1.5 mm. Thread approximately 30 large beads on the longest piece, 20 large beads — medium and 25 small beads on the shortest. Bend all the pieces in circumference, making them geared loops at both ends of each. Firmly squeeze loops.
Wire with a diameter of 1.5 mm make tapered helix with a length of 60 cm and a width of 2.5 cm and a strip of looped wire with a length of 58 cm and a width of 2 cm (see "Fabrication of tapered spiral" and "Manufacture of looped wire").
Navathe a bit of wire with a diameter of 1.5 mm on a wooden rod with a diameter of 6 cm, Remove the wire from the rod and stretch the coils out to the sides to make a figure resembling a flower with ten petals. At both ends make a little loop, interlock, and then squeeze them. You have a top of the lampshade.
Cut a piece of wire with a diameter of 1.5 mm such length that they could wrap the bulb 2-3 times. Navathe wire on the socket and bend the ends outward at an angle of 45 degrees in opposite directions. It's easier to do with a pair of pliers with parallel jaws. Cut off the excess wire, leaving on each side the ends about 1 cm. with Pliers bend them into loops
Place the wire clamp of the cartridge in the center of the upper section of the shade of the petals, hooking the loops of the clamp for the petals and squeezing them into rings.
Place a wide headband studded with beads around the top flap section. Tie dome-shaped spiral tip of the dome to the rim and top section short pieces of wire with a diameter of 1 mm. Check that the beads are evenly distributed between the wire shapes around the rim.
Place short curl between pairs of long tendrils, linking them to each other at points of contact with the wire of diameter 1 mm.
Bind the bezel is the average diameter of the bases of dome-shaped spirals of wire with diameter 1 mm. Evenly distribute the beads on the rim (see photo). Then tie the shapes of the three whorls (see step 11) toward the bezel wire with a diameter of 1 mm.
Thin wire, attach the narrow bezel to the bottom of curls, making sure that the beads on it is distributed evenly.
Tie thin wire spiral is tapered to a narrow rim, then the spiral at intervals to the bottom of the tapered spiral. Under them is a strip of looped wire (see photo).
Cut eight pieces of length 5 cm each made of wire of 1 mm diameter. the Pliers make a hook on one end of each piece, hang it on a bead-suspension in form of drops, and bend the hook into the ring. On the free end of the wire, string a bead and make the end loop, cut off all excess wire. Hook the wire with a pair of beads with a loop at the bottom of each heart and lock the eyelet into the ring.
Attach the hearts with beads to the bottom of the strip of wire looped through rings of springs (see photo). Make sure rings on the springs tightly. If desired, decorate lampshade large number of beads in the suspension.