Puppy Love Lampshade Instructions Designed by Artbeads
This Mommy & Me project was a load of fun to make! Our designer worked with her son and he was so into it, he wanted to keep going and make more!
Step one: Choose one of your child's pictures and use carbon paper to trace the image directly onto the lampshade.
Step two: Use Gem Tac glue to outline the image then add fibers of your choice. Wind fiber in a spiral to make the spots on your dog if you like. Simply glue on a couple seed beads to make eyes.
Step three: Help your child string a small line of seed beads to make the collar on the dog. Glue that on with Gem Tac, and add the charm for the dog tag.
Step four: Cut eight lengths of chain with five links each. Help your child open eight small jump rings to add a pewter charm to one end of each chain. Put a large jump ring on the opposite end of the chain. To attach your charms to the lampshade, use a small hole punch to create a hole in the lampshade and run the jump ring through this hole.
Step five: Have your child use a dog themed rubber stamp on a piece of fabric. Help them cut out the shapes and cover the back of the fabric with Gem Tac glue. Place on the lampshade wherever you like.
Step six: Help your child string a mixture of seed beads to fit around the top. We tied a needle on each end of the thread and had a great time doing this together, working from both ends. When it is long enough to fit around the top of the shade, knot the end. Put a bead of Gem Tac glue around the top of the shade and slide the loop of beads right onto it.
Tip: When using Gem Tac on the lamp shade we let it sit a few minutes to get a little tacky before adding the beads.
Estimated time: Less than two hours
Tools Used: Chain nosed pliers (TOOL-106) Large loop scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components: Antique copper Love My Dog charm (CA-2200, qty 2) Antique gold I Love My Dog charm (GA-2200, qty1) Antique silver I Love My Dog charm (SA-2200, qty 2) Antique silver dog charm (SA-2223, qty 1) Antique copper dog charm (CA-2223, qty 1) Antique gold dog charm (GA-2223, qty 2) 060 curb chain (925CH10) Toho bead mix midnight purple/teal (TBMX-3224) Toho bead mix raspberry (TBMX-3217) Toho bead mix blue frost (TBMX-3223) STG Open Jump Ring (SS-OJR30-H qty 8) STG Open Jump Ring (SS-OJR35-C qty 8) Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)