Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Industriously into Industrial

I have neglected my blogging duties for too long. I hope to get back into the swing now that Spring will soon descend on the Tundra.

I have been moving towards a more industrial style in the items that I sell at Gypsy Lea's and Second Hand Rose. I have collected industrial style pieces and parts for years, so maybe the style has caught up to me, rather than the other way around. But now I have started to pepper my spaces with more industrial items. I started with lights and will be moving more into furniture as Spring opens up the opportunity to work outside on my pieces.

The halophane pendants and double lights that I assembled last Fall have all sold and I even had an order for a custom piece. I have been toying with the design of some table lamps that utilize milk strainers as shades for awhile. Last week I finally sat down with the pieces and assembled two lamps.

The lamps are made with old jack stand bases, conduit and other pieces from my electrical junk box, old lamp sockets and harps and inverted milk strainers as shades. The only tools needed were a pliers, screwdriver and wire stripper.

The pair of lamps have significant differences in the patina on the shades.

They cast interesting shadows on the ceiling.

The pair look good on an industrial gray painted server.

These earlier industrial lights have sold.

Mr. Flannery


Jami Lea Lewison said...

Great to see you posting again Peter! Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Debbie P. said...

Those are really cool! Maybe you found your niche!! good luck with more sales!