May 7, 2014

Crochet Lamp Shade and a Winner

I've had the idea for a crochet lampshade floating around in my mind for a while now, and I finally got around to making one.
I searched the internet looking for some kind of pattern or guide but the few that I found all said the same thing....

You just have to wing it...

Just make it up as you go.

So that's what I did. 

 I experimented a little bit, even had to rip it out a few times until I got the look I wanted.  I decided I liked the look of the shell stitch better than a simple single crochet or double crochet.  This lamp shade from Ravelry was my inspiration.  It was a little tricky working around the wire frame but other than that it was fairly easy.  I started at the bottom and worked my way up decreasing shell stitches to keep it fairly tight.  
I had a purpose for it in mind even before I started it.  
I needed a place to keep my earrings.  A place I can just hook them onto and keep them together.  
No more digging around looking for pairs in my jewelry box.  Now they are in plain sight, nice and neat where I reach for whichever ones I want.  I think I accomplished what I wanted.  It's perfect.

Now I have to announce the winner of the giveaway I held last week.  The random number generator picked number 15.  
Julie Corbisiero left the fifteenth comment and is the winner!
Julie, I will be emailing you for your mailing information.  
Thanks to all who entered.  It was a lot of fun. 
 I hope to do it again sometime soon.


xx Beca


28 comments:

  1. Wow, I am so impressed the lamp shade is beautiful. What a great idea using it for earrings as well, a truly beautiful creation.

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  2. What a brilliant idea. You could have started a new trend with your crochet lampshade.

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  3. What a lovely lampshade you created! You've done it again and made something really creative and special. Thanks and WOW I'm so excited to have won your giveaway! I just looked at the post of what I won and you are giving away a lot of great goodies. Thanks! Have a great day.
    Julie

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  4. The lampshade is great! Love the idea of hanging your earrings on it.

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  5. That lampshade cover is too-too pretty. What a great job! I have a lamp almost exactly like that and it's one of my favorites. I have a "thing" for lamps. I think the shells are perfect. They make such a lacy and interesting pattern. Congrats to the winner, but I must say I was a little disappointed that the chicken would not be living in my kitchen. ;)

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  6. Very pretty lampshade, I like the shell stitch pattern, it lets some light through the stitch. Hope you have a great day. Heather

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  7. Congratulations to Julie and congratulations to you on your beautiful shade!! You did a really great job, and I love your use for it too!! Very creative. xx

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  8. Hello

    Beautiful, I love the lampshade.

    Manuela

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  9. Beautiful lampshade, Beca! I love the shell stitching. And what a wonderful way to use it :-)
    Congratulations to Julie!

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  10. That is a beautiful and adorable at the same time! Love it!

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  11. It's very beautiful! Not only a lampshade, but an earrings organizer as well. Really nice!

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  12. That's just fabulous, well done on winging it so perfectly!
    Xx

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  13. What a fantastic project! Love it! :)

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  14. Hi Mrs Beca ! ...beautiful lampshade....love the cotton thread .....Congratulations to the winner Mrs. Julie.Have a nice weekend .

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  15. Your lampshade is beautiful, Beca. Congrats to Julie.

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  16. The lampshade looks gorgeous! Such a great idea to hang earrings too :)

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  17. What a great lampshade, you did so well Beca, and it looks so good with the light shining through. Brilliant idea for hanging your pretty earrings!
    Congrats to Julie, I'm sure she's thrilled to be the winner of your lovely give-away.
    Joy xo

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  18. I love crochet lampshade Beca...it looks so pretty in the shell stitch...x
    Congratulations to Juile too!
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Susan x

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  19. The lampshade looks gorgeous!!!!!
    I don't have a table lamp at home. You have inspired me to buy one. :-)
    And such a great idea to hang earrings! Handy!!
    My first visit here. following you now. Will stop by often.
    -Ranjitha

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  20. Wow! I really need to learn how to crochet!!! Love the lamp.

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  21. Wow! Great idea! It's a beautiful lampshade!

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  22. What a great idea! I love the idea of it as a lamp and earing holder. Found you on Off the Hook!

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  23. I'm visiting from Julie's and I'm so happy for her! LOVE your lampshade and that cute little hen potholder! You have a fun blog and I'm a new follower now! Hugs, Diane

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  24. Very beautiful crocheted lampshade. Thank you for linking up @ Monday Handmade. :)

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  25. What a pretty lampshade! Great job. And a super idea to use it for the earrings :-). Happy weekend!
    Nata

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  26. Hi Beca, It's a pretty lampshade!!:) I have been searching for lampshade patterns for a while. Hanging earrings is a nice idea! I am visiting your blog for the first time. You have lots of lovely things here:)

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