Scrap yards, junk yards, the dump (some people call it the transfer station, so it sounds better), are great places. I have been a recycling for years. People throw away wonderful pieces of metal. The more industrial the better, I have a true love affair for it. Old fence pieces, iron findings, scrap metal, you never know what treasure is waiting to be made into a lamp.
Here is my problem, I guess not such a bad one, but I have lots of scrap metal parts and the hardest part of this is which one will be picked next. I am very grateful, that I have a welder that get’s me. He does not even flinch anymore, but in the beginning of our relationship, he rolled his eyes at me constantly. He is a true genius.
I call the lamps I create, Shandell’s version of Steampunk. A little industrial, mixed with style. The pair I have pictured here are made from cast iron andiron’s, from the 19th century. They have a look of a gentleman’s Handelbar Moustache. The orange parchment shades, brings out the color of the iron.
I have just started going through my pile, pieces have been sent to get welded and come back to be transformed.
If you are in the area stop by to see works in progress or visit my online shop.
Have a great weekend.