|New direction for|
the capiz chandelier
I switched gears on the dining room lamp yet again, not in the design, but in the process by which I am achieving the design. Rather than stringing the disks together, which is not working out with glue, and doesn't hang right with the same stringing technique that the full-scale world uses - it seems that miniscule circles made of plastic don't have enough weight to pull the string taught - I am fusing the disks together. I provided a sneak peak, above. Like most other projects, it is tedious, and time-consuming. And I don't quite know how it will turn out. In a way, it's exciting. Oh, and the "one milk cap full of hole punch confetti" comment on my last post? More like, fifteen half-pink milk container fulls and one serious case of carpal tunnel. According to my calculations (WARNING: math ahead!!!), if I have a square pendant, with 3 strands of six circles on the inside, and 5 strands of three disks on the outside, that would mean I would need to punch:
- 6 x 3 x 4 (six disks long, by three strands per side, by four sides) = 72
- 3 x 5 x 4 (three disks long, by five strands per side, by four sides) = 60
|My Arco lamp had its neck|
|Second floor collapsing onto|
Another mini task taking up my time is fixing up what I've already completed. One step forward, two steps back. This is a toy, and it is being played with, and it is sustaining damage. My Arco lamp proved to be "unsuitable for play". The floor above the kitchen caved in. I want the dollhouse to be a pristine, museum quality piece; my daughter wants it to be "well loved". I'm trying to strike the same balance in my own home. For those of you keeping score, Tootie Pie is winning.