Gourd Lights: How to Make 9 Beautiful Lamp and Lantern Projects

Susan Nonn

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Written for anyone wanting to build a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gourd lamp, these 9 step-by-step projects include lamps with bases, gourd lamp shades, and wall sconces. Also included is an inspiring gallery of the creative lamps that gourd "light" artists around the world are creating today. A concise glossary of lighting components makes your internet research for the parts you need, and your electrical wiring process, easier, and the book offers a resource list of where to find the supplies needed for all the projects. Although the projects use gourds for the lamp base or shade, other craft materials could easily be substituted—making this a resource of creative inspiration for making, and repairing, all kinds of decorative lighting projects.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 202 color images | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354298

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Susan (Suzi) Nonn has been interested in natural crafts all her life. For the last sixteen years she has concentrated on gourds. She teaches workshops at Gourd Festivals all over the United State, at Harford Community College (Bel Air, Maryland) and the Augusta Heritage Center (Elkins, West Virginia). She is the coordinator for the Gourd Gathering at Cherokee (Cherokee, North Carolina). She is the author of Cut-Out Gourd Techniques, a book written to help gourd artists to improve their skills with the mini saw.