Great lighting is so important in the design of any room. And when you use beautiful looking fixtures, you have just added icing to the cake. So when I came across Laura Lights handmade rice paper lamp shades, my heart jumped! These lamp shades are not only stylish, but their look creates mood.
Just how does Laura make these dreamy shades? “I start with a white paper called Kinwashi. I use the “paper mache” method to make my lamp shades, wrap strips of papers around the lamp shade frame and when they dry, it forms a tight drum like structure”, says Laura.
I was also curious as to the amount of time it takes to make one. Laura says, ” It depends on the complexity of the design, but on average it takes, from start to finish, about 3-4 hours to make one lamp shade. But you have to consider I can start with as many as 12 and have to work on them in stages. It’s like pottery, I start with a wet lampshade, have to let it dry and work on it in stages layering it. While some are drying, I can work on designs for others”. Take a look at the stunning results…
Laura also sells her handmade lamps on Etsy. Check her shop out under the name lauralights.
Images: Laura Lights