20th January 2017 10:40 AM /
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Hemp string pendant lamps are easy to make, You can try with different color combinations of your choice. Lets try with brown color as its gives a natural look ...!
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Creation artifacts - Detailed information about above creation
Required things needed for this tutorial....
- Bouncy balls of various sizes
- clear drying craft glue (about 1 bottle per ball)
- hemp string 20lb. weight estimated amounts needed:
- plastic gloves (optional)
- trash bag or small drop cloth
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp : Draw a circle on the ball with a permanent marker. This circle will mark a space on the lamp that needs to remain clear of string. The empty circle will be used in assembling the light fixture and will allow you to have access for changing light bulbs. If the light fixture you are using has lamp shades, make sure that the circles are big enough for the shades to easily pass through.
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp 2 : The best way, I found, to apply the glue is to squeeze a quarter size amount onto your fingers and run the hemp string through the glue and then wrap it around the ball. The string should stick fairly easily to the ball. I tried two other methods that also worked reasonably well, but were much more time consuming and made a bigger mess. You can fill a shallow tub with the glue and run the hemp string through it, or you can apply the glue directly to the string from the bottle.
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp 3 : Glue and wrap, glue and wrap, glue and wrap. Just keep going. Try to wrap randomly to avoid criss-cross patterns. The more densely wrapped the lamp is the stronger it will be. Make sure to avoid wrapping string over the circle area. If there are any areas that seem weak, you can apply a little extra glue to give it more strength.
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp 4 : Repeat the steps 1-3 to make multiple lamps. Let the glue dry completely. (The glue I recommended takes about 48 hours to cure completely). Use the inflating needle to deflate the ball.
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp 5 : Remove the deflated ball from the lamp.
Creation of Hand made hanging Lamp 6 : This part takes some basic electrical skills. Follow the installation instructions that come with your light fixture. While installing the light string, feed the wires through the circle hole of the lamp and up through the top, so that the light bulb will hang down in the center of the sphere.