So, before I create anything, I have this vision of whatever it is I am going to create running around in my mind. Sometimes for a couple of days, sometimes for months, in this case it has been a year. Let's just say that I don't like jumping into anything with both feet all at once. I have to "see" it from all angles before I make it.
In this case, I have been "watching" this ambiance lamp in my head. It has changed forms several times, and today I started it. It is totally not the first lamp I saw when I first decided to make one. I also had the placement of it long before the lamp was started. Now though, I have to change where it will live, because it has grown in size.
What I have done with it so far is to take a big ring, about 18" across and attached it with jewelery wire at four points to a smaller ring. The rings are horizontal, and parallel to each other. Then I attached the smaller ring to a keysized ring at four points. The keysized ring is vertical and will be what the whole lamp hangs from.
I will be sewing this white gauzy material that I had for curtains for a while. I am going to sew that in four sections around the medium sized middle ring and let it drap over the bigger bottom ring. Where I sew it on the middle ring, I will sew some of my beads into the seam line. When all the sewing is done I will somehow afix the string of small blue Christmas lights that I have had forever. I don't know that this lamp will be the prettiest, but I wanted to check out my idea and see how it turns out.
Now, where should I hang it???