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#1 dawn523

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Hello,
Looking for information on the best way to make pendant lights shades. Thrown, slab or coils?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

All of those methods can work. Try to get them fairly thin- it makes it a lot easier to hang them. Make sure all the electrical connections are secure, with proper strain relief.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Have you considered using paper clay?

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#4 kathi

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

I throw small cup-like vessels, trim the bottoms so that they are rounded and carve them. I get chain from Lowes and use that to support the weight (just like a regular hanging lamp). The chain comes in all sizes, so the appropriate weight is easy to find. Use small lamp kits (also available at the home improvement stores).

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

I have made many different pendants, wall sconces and lamps, keep them thin. The hanging light was thrown and then a design was carved out and that lighten it tremendously, wall sconces were slab and the lamps coiled. Using a shiny glaze on the inside will help reflect light into your room. Denice

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

What about slip casting? Wouldn't that be an effective way, for making them quite thin?
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