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Puppy Love Lampshade

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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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Gold Love My Dog Charm
Code: GA-2200
Height 12mm, Width 10mm 
$1.18 $1.06$1.10 $0.99$1.01 $0.90
TierraCast Antique Silver Love My Dog Charm
Code: SA-2200
Height 12mm, Width 10mm 
$1.02 $0.91$0.97 $0.87$0.90 $0.81
TierraCast Antique Silver Dog Charm
Code: SA-2223
Height 10mm, Width 8mm 
$1.02 $0.91$0.97 $0.87$0.90 $0.81
060 Curb Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH10
Link 4.5x3mm, 22 gauge 
$12.41 $11.16$11.58 $10.42$10.81 $9.72
TOHO Bead Mix Midnight Purple/Teal 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3224
$1.17 $1.05$1.08 $0.97$1.00 $0.90
TOHO Bead Mix Raspberry 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3217
$1.38 $1.24$1.28 $1.15$1.18 $1.06
TOHO Bead Mix Blue Frost 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3223
$1.17 $1.05$1.08 $0.97$1.00 $0.90
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.39 $0.35$0.36 $0.32$0.33 $0.29
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.34 $0.30$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.25

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.81
Price: $7.57
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.95
Price: $5.51
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99

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