shabby shades from 70s beaded dress sleevesApril 20th, 2009 in member junk
i hung onto this vintage dress for the longest time - it was an empire waisted dress with bead work on the bodice and sleeves and a ribbon at the high waist. i had used the bodice portion for another lampshade project some years ago and had hung onto the sleeves knowing i would also use them for shades. i found a pair of shades that needed to be redone and stripped them of their covering and covered each with a sleeve. i manuevered and positioned the beading so it was highlighted to it's best advantage. i sewed each onto the frame by hand, but suppose you could use glue. i then trimmed each at the top and bottom with trim i purchased at walmart that i tea dyed and splattered. the trim was also sewn to the shade by hand. i left the shades unlined and they cast a very soft romantic glow. the chiffon is a very soft and faded butterscotch color.
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