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View Poll Results: How much would you pay for this?
$300 1 16.67%
$600 2 33.33%
$1000 1 16.67%
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post #11 of Old 09-09-2010, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, that is beautiful! Now is this something you do regularly or was it just a one time thing? I agree with Mike about its worth especially if you already put $200 into it. How long did it take start to finish? If you've done others I hope you'll share them with us!

-Start to finish about 16 hours

-This is a one time thing, but I always wondered about making more and selling custom versions
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post #12 of Old 09-10-2010, 07:46 AM
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Incredible! Love It! $750!

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You should get it appraised.

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I attached the back with a hanging wire system that was used for heavy frames, and when installed in the room it gave a relative nice look.

It did not get hot because they were fluorescent lamps, specifically the ones for kitchens. They were not directly against a wall when hung.
So the piece is directly against the wall when hung but the lamps aren't? Is that because they are recessed in the piece? How long did you leave the lamps on for in order to determine that the heat was not an issue? I don't mean to heckle you about it - I would just hate for you to one day sell the piece and then somehow be liable for damage caused by a fire. It sounds like you've already put it through its paces and determined it isn't an issue, though.

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I did consider using LED lights, at the time the cost and time were a factor. I made a small LED set up from some spare LEDs I had but getting the amount that I needed to get the brightness I wanted was going to take too long and cost more.
How long ago did you look into the LED option? What did the two florescent fixtures and bulbs cost? Assuming it could provide adequate light, something like this seems perfect for your purposes:

http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_...FILDLK-vi.html

Even if it increased your cost a bit over the cost of the florescent fixtures and bulbs, the fact that it would use much less electricity, the bulbs would never have to be replaced, and it would eliminate even the potential for perceived fire hazard related concerns might make the piece considerably more appealing to potential buyers.

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This was something I came up on my own, I have always been a fan of Tiffany lamps and windows. This was a merger of the two.
It's really an awesome piece, ArmyGeo, in both its aesthetics and inventiveness.

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My mom at one point collect elephants. I will post some of my other mediums that just deal with elephants.
I figured that must have been it since an elephant base for the lamp would have seemed an arbitrary choice otherwise. My mother is into cows for some reason. Maybe I should try making her something cow related. Anyhow, I look forward to seeing your elephant themed works.

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Start to finish about 16 hours

This is a one time thing, but I always wondered about making more and selling custom versions
I'm impressed, I would have thought it would take longer. I definitely think there is a market for these... things (what do you call it, anyhow?), especially if you can make custom versions.

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You should get it appraised.
How do such appraisals work, NaturePhoto1?
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post #15 of Old 09-10-2010, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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So the piece is directly against the wall when hung but the lamps aren't? Is that because they are recessed in the piece? How long did you leave the lamps on for in order to determine that the heat was not an issue? I don't mean to heckle you about it - I would just hate for you to one day sell the piece and then somehow be liable for damage caused by a fire. It sounds like you've already put it through its paces and determined it isn't an issue, though.


I made the frame with those specific things in mind, the frame had to be able to hold on to the lights without touching the wall. On top of that, the frame actually had buffers that I put after those pictures. This actually pushed the frame away from the wall by 1/2 an inch. This added ambiance lighting to the wall, totally not planned... The lamps gave off no heat, they are actually used in kitchen sets. As lighting from under hanging cabinets. The pictures also don't show the safety features we implement to the wiring to prevent shorts.

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How long ago did you look into the LED option? What did the two florescent fixtures and bulbs cost? Assuming it could provide adequate light, something like this seems perfect for your purposes:

http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_...FILDLK-vi.html

Even if it increased your cost a bit over the cost of the florescent fixtures and bulbs, the fact that it would use much less electricity, the bulbs would never have to be replaced, and it would eliminate even the potential for perceived fire hazard related concerns might make the piece considerably more appealing to potential buyers.
Good points, but you forget time and budget were major factors to this project. Three low heat fluorescent light set with the pieces ready to install into a wood unit...$12
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Wow, this is stunning! My mom has done some mosaic work, and it looks so beautiful, I really want to try it, but I'm just so dang impatient. If someone would just crack all the ceramic or glass and seperate it out for me, it would at least be a start. Ha ha ha. It never occured to me to make a lighted glass piece. Maybe I could try to reign in my patience just once...
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Thanks Army GEO. I always like to see the progress of the work. It's amazing what you can do with glass, isn't it?

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