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Jan 17, 2011
The Pattern
by: Sue


Katya sent me the pattern along with some comments that might help constructing the shade.
Here is a PDF file with the pattern. You will need Adobe reader to open it.

Katya's Lampshade Pattern

Her Comments:
Unfortunately I do not have the exact glass codes (articles) because that glass was bought as scraps and in this case the retailer does not mark the pieces. But I do not think it's critical because everyone can suggest an own color choice.

In addition I would note some things that might be useful:

1. The pattern is 1/6 of the lampshade and fits the 3" hexagonal vase cap.

2. If the lamp base has the switch different from pull chain or in-line (which sits in the wire) it's worth resizing the bottom part a bit and to make it slightly (may be 1 inch) wider to have enough room for the hand to switch the lamp.

3. In the process of assembly I soldered a thin (1 mm or 18 gauge) in each of the 6 sides to add some strength to the small details (especially in the bottom section. I had no reinforcing foil in hand but I think it would be even better and easier to use.

4. This drawing was scanned so it needs to be checked for accuracy before use - I had no intention to incorporate any distortions but they could appear in the process of scanning.

Jan 15, 2011
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Dear Patrick, Debbie, Kathy and Sue,

Thank you very much, indeed.

Sue, on Monday in the office (I do not have a scanner at home) I will scan the line (black & white) drawing with the dimensions outlined and send it to you.

Yours sincerely,

Jan 15, 2011
Fantastic work.
by: Rohinton

Hi Katya,
Great work.I am impressed by your design.
Would love to have the design if you don't mind.
Keep up the good work. Rohinton.

Jan 14, 2011
First Lamp?
by: Patrick

Very nice design and keep up the good work Katya.

Jan 14, 2011
by: Debbie

Your lamp is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I love the pattern and would love to have a copy!

Jan 14, 2011
Beautiful lamp
by: Kathy

Hi Katya--your lamp is beautiful. It's hard to believe it's only your first lamp, and that you designed it yourself. Way to go!!!

I wonder how you could share a copy with those of us who would like one?


If Katya would send me the pattern, I could put it in the lampshade pattern section of the pattern search, or I could start another page on my site with original patterns that have been submitted here.

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