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Wild West Lampshade

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Wild West Lampshade Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This adorable lampshade is a project you can do with your child for their room. Our designer's daughter is really into horses, so they made this Wild West lampshade together!

Step one: You will need a lamp from a local department store and some fabric trim with loops. For the shade, help your child apply a thin line of Quick Hold Craft Glue around the bottom edge of the shade and press the fabric trim firmly onto the glue. We recommend that you cut the trim after applying it to the shade so that you are certain the measurement is correct. Repeat the same process with the top of the shade.

Step two: While the glue is drying, Attach jump rings to all of your charms and star pendants. You can work with your child on this step as well. Do not close the jump rings yet.

Step three: When the glue is dry, attach the charms to the loops of the trim. We alternated resin stars, sterling western charms and fine silver-plated pewter star charms. We have lots of great options for charms and dangles. You can even string a few beads on a headpin and create a dangle for the shade. Use your imagination and work with your child's creativity to come up with something that is uniquely yours. How many charms you will need depends upon the trim you have chosen and how busy you want it to look.

Step four: Use the craft glue to apply square Swarovski flatback crystals along the trim oriented in a diamond shape. Flatbacks are a little fussy to work with, so we recommend that the adult do the work with them unless you are not too particular about where they end up!

Step five: Decorate the base of the lamp with Swarovski flatback rhinestones in a simple pattern that will not distract from the shade.
Approximate cost for this design: $112
Estimated time: Under 3 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Perfect positioner (TOOL-147)
Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002)
List of Components:
Swarovski flatback sapphire (2058-SAP34, qty 36)
Swarovski flatback light Siam (2058-LSM34, qty 36)
6mm Swarovski square crystal flatback (2400-CRYS6, qty 28)
13mm sapphire resin star pendant (RESSTR09, qty 3)
13mm ruby resin star pendant (RESSTR03, qty 6)
13mm topaz resin star pendant (RESSTR06, qty 6)
13mm light sapphire resin star pendant (RESSTR08, qty 4)
Sterling Silver Saguaro Cactus Charm (CHARM672, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Cowboy Boots Charm (CHARM660, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Western Saddle Charm (CHARM667, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Horseshoe Charm (CHARM669, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Cowboy Hat Charm (CHARM307, qty 1)
Rhodium-plated pewter open star charm (RB-2106, qty 13)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-E, qty 38)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Sapphire
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Sapphire
Code: 2058-SAP34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.36 $0.29$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam
Code: 2058-LSM34
Diameter 7.06-7.2mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.36 $0.32$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26
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Swarovski 2400 6mm Square Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2400 6mm Square Flatback Crystal
Code: 2400-CRYS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Total Height 2-2.25mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30 $0.21$0.27 $0.19$0.24 $0.17
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13mm Sapphire Resin Star Pendant
13mm Sapphire Resin Star Pendant
Code: RESSTR09
Height 13mm, Width 13mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.49$0.44$0.39
Qty>
13mm Ruby Resin Star Pendant
13mm Ruby Resin Star Pendant
Code: RESSTR03
Height 13mm, Width 13mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.49$0.44$0.39
Qty>
13mm Topaz Resin Star Pendant
13mm Topaz Resin Star Pendant
Code: RESSTR06
Height 13mm, Width 13mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.47$0.42$0.38
Qty>
13mm Light Sapphire Resin Star Pendant
13mm Light Sapphire Resin Star Pendant
Code: RESSTR08
Height 13mm, Width 13mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.47$0.42$0.38
Qty>
Sterling Silver Saguaro Cactus Charm
Sterling Silver Saguaro Cactus Charm
Code: CHARM672
Height 20mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.39 $7.55$7.59 $6.83$6.79 $6.11
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Sterling Silver Cowboy Boots Charm
Sterling Silver Cowboy Boots Charm
Code: CHARM660
Height 17mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.29 $6.12$6.59 $5.53$5.89 $4.94
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Sterling Silver Western Saddle Charm
Sterling Silver Western Saddle Charm
Code: CHARM667
Height 18mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $6.68$7.89 $5.99$7.19 $5.46
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Sterling Silver Horseshoe Charm
Sterling Silver Horseshoe Charm
Code: CHARM669
Height 13.5mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.57 $4.84$5.02 $4.36$4.52 $3.93
Qty>
Sterling Silver Cowboy Hat Charm
Sterling Silver Cowboy Hat Charm
Code: CHARM307
Height 18.5mm, Width 11mm 
1-34-78+
$5.49 $4.83$4.99 $4.39$4.49 $3.95
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium Open Star Charm
TierraCast Rhodium Open Star Charm
Code: RB-2106
Height 13mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.87 $0.68$0.83 $0.65$0.76 $0.60
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.43 $0.38$0.39 $0.35$0.35 $0.31
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
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Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Code: GLUE-002
2oz 
Sale Price: $3.59
Price: $3.99
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NOTE: This idea uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS which currently does not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).


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