Lamp number four in the #tequilalamp series has another side to it. On the backside I did a traditional laser cut 1800, at least traditional for me. For this lamp I selected an 1800 Tequila Silver bottle. The shade has the same angles as the bottle and I think the rations are good. This is the smallest of the four lamps I’ve made, standing total of 17.5 inches tall.
Unlike all the other lamps I’ve done, almost all of the light comes down onto the table top. This might actually make a good bar light.
Lamp number four in the tequila lamp series was inspired by my friend sandee baker (sandee baker on Instagram) – this is the second thing she has inspired me to do – you’re great. The idea for this lamp was to use very thin wood so that the light behind it would cause it to glow. I went to Rockler and looked through all the #veneer. I wonder what the the people working there though as I held my phones light to the back of the wood to see which one looked best? I picked the Redwood Burl Veneer. I lasercut the frame and then used #laseretching on the veneer to #etch in the 1800 (which is visible when the light is off and barely visible when its on). I really like the way the redwood’s texture is shown. For this lamp I selected an #1800tequilasilver bottle. The shade has the same angles as the bottle and I think the rations are good. This is the smallest of the four lamps I’ve made, standing total of 17.5 inches tall. I went with the smaller 750ml bottle, both because it was smaller so there was less #tequila to drink and becasue the 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches tall.
For the third tequila lamp in the series, I went tall. I found the tallest tequila bottle I could fine, 13 inch, and then created a lasercut shade that is also 13 inch tall. Because of its height, I felt the need to find an extra tall bulb, 11.5 inch. The actual design was straight forward, with the only tricky part being a two diameter mounting piece to hold the shade onto the bottle. It was hard to finish the lamp and have to wait for the bulb to come. Heart break yesterday when I opened the box and found out that they sent me the wrong size bulb (base is two big so I can’t screw it in). The Corralejo tequila bottle is interesting, with what looks like a yoke embossed on the glass and the lable cut away so it shows.
For my second tequila lamp, I spent some time looking for the right bottle and then emptying it. I wrote about the whole process in my monthly newsletter (Issue 95 – July 2017). The lampShade is very small compared to most shades to lamps. It’s shape is the same as the bottles. It’s made from a Camarena tequila bottle. Except for the light coming out of the sunburst, all of the light comes out the sides and tom. The pieces of the shade are only held together at the bottom so it makes continuous strips on the ceiling.
For the last two months, I’ve focused my attentions once again on lamps. Here is the first lamp I made from a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle. It’s story is quite simple, I had just emptied the bottle, was looking for a project and imagined the lamp shade that would go on it. The hard part about the project was cutting the paper to go inside the shade (and getting it in there). Because the shade as a arced shape the paper is not just a cone. It has an LED Edison Bulb in it.