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New DIY lampshade making kits have now been added to the website too to include the tapered or empire shades. They make great presents,are generous with the implements included unlike other kits out there.
You can order them by visiting the shop online.
In addition to this the latest update is that we are supplying components separately if you are confident enough and wanting to make a larger shade yourself! Take a look on the online shop.
The fringe trend is back and shakes up the glamour in interior decor even more alongside the appetite for velvet & silks. Our appetite for luxe and texture continues and adding the fringing give a flirty movement and flapper girl Art Deco flair!
For lighting this really EXCITES us. Adding layers of fringing to simplistic drum shades or the resurgence in curves and femininity revamping or designing new regency and tiffany lampshades really is up our street. It always has been and fortunately the skills, perserverance and creativity passed down the ranks within Oscuro means we welcome these projects.
Made properly they last and last for years to come so it is worth the investment and give a WOW factor to the room.
BIG in Europe decor, there are lots of trimmings and fringes available and we have a growing selection available.
Watch this space for the offering of custom colour match fringing to suit too.
We're not complaining, it has been a really busy couple of months and we've delivered some really interesting large projects for commercial customers as well as individuals. Check out the gallery where some of them have been catalogued. My favourites have been a really huge tapered drum shade intricately 'dressed' by the very talented botanical stylist Annie O and also an array of dusky pink hexagonal stretched shades which are heading for a retail outlet in Tauranga.
But equally fulfilling has been the making of bright floral shades, feminine tiffany stretched shades with ornate beading, delicate handmade paper shades and one special request to turn an adorned tapestry into a lampshade to remember a mother.
Lampshade making kits have been selling and our lovely friends at Martha's Fabrics in Newmarket has become our first stockist. Check them out here.
A second successful drum shade making classwent well with the next one being held on Sunday May 19th, 10-12.30am. If you fa...
So you want to add some pizazz to your home...or your workplace...? Why be boring? Why play it safe?
Some of us might not be able to quite bring ourselves to wallpaper an entire wall or even afford to reupholster...? But you can still add that punch of drama by using those images and colour onto a lampshade or a cushion! Now that's a compromise :)
And some of us want the whole kit and kaboodle...we want the wallpaper, the couch, the cushions AND the lampshade! And that's okay too in some eclectic interiors.
We have some groovy ideas for fabrics and papers or bring us yours and we can make the magic happen....custom made lampshades....any shape, any size, any style...YOUR style!
Keep watching the gallery for more ideas of projects undertaken or check out our instagram
A few bargains to be had as we clear our sample stocks of cushions, shades and quirky bases. Take a peek or just go ahead and contact Claire for a quote.
If you aren't able to attend a class with me and want to try your hand at making your own drum lampshade, you can now buy one of our kits :) Ranging from 7" - 14" diameters available.
Makes a great gift too for someone creative. Includes everything needed plus easy to follow instructions. All you will need is your fabric. Soon to be added to the store or email us at email@example.com to order your size now.