Copper Leaf Pendants

I came across a box of vintage army surplus enamel pendants. The outside green is a beautiful olive. Unfortunately the underneath enamel was in bad shape on most of them. What to do??
I secretly have an obsession with all kinds of metal leaf, as well as copper in general. Something about the feel, smell (yes) and  warmth, I have always been attracted to it.
Went to my box of metal leaf and pulled out copper. I gilded the inside of the pendants and they came out fabulous. I used a vintage style bulb to get that warm glow from the copper.

Sleek, modern, simple and elegant.

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I could not think of just one description for these lamps, so sleek, modern, simple and elegant it is.

A wonderful source I have that makes wood veneer pliable and sturdy for lampshades. Cherry wood is my favorite, the glow is so beautiful, amazing that it is real wood.

I was making a large pair of square shades, cutting the cherry wood from the sheets I get and there was scrap pieces left.  I just cannot toss scrap of any kind, you never know what I can make with them.  Then I was cutting a pair of tall slender lampshades for a customer and the pattern fit the cherry wood scrap perfectly.

If you are in the area stop by and see what I have created with the scraps I save or visit my online store.

Cherry and copper

One would not think that you couldcherry-and-coppershade
make a lampshade from real wood that is durable and pretty. I have found a great source here in the USA that makes sheets of different wood veneers coated in a patented process, allowing me to make lampshades from them. The one pictured here is a cherry wood lampshade that I trim in real copper. The wood and the copper, like wine will color with age and use. The shade gives off a wonderful glow adding a warmth to any style.

Peace,

Susan