Sunday, July 3, 2016
22" Dragonfly shade has all the bells and whistles one could wish for in a stained glass shade. The shade is shown on the impressive Perforated base. Created as a piece for our showroom, this lamp is currently available for purchase from our studio.
We had the dragonfly jewels pressed specifically for this shade. The lightly colored jewels have a gold lustre surface that blends with the background glass. The finished jewels have a butterscotch hard candy look that is unique.
In the photo below, Irwin can be seen transferring the foiled pieces onto the waxed form in preparation for soldering. Large shades get extra reinforcing to ensure the long term stability of the shade. A thick half round copper wire is used to finish the lower edge of the shade, adding stability and giving the bottom of the shade a proper finished edge.