Metal lampshades – prototype

Our friends at Bricault Design have asked us to create some copper light fixtures.

This is their design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is some rough copper tubing:

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We covered one of them with Puretch, a photo emulsion film. Here is our rotating exposure unit:

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And here is the tubing after we developed it:

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Sometimes vases hold flowers. At New Leaf they hold ferric chloride. This is our etching bath:

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After 30 minutes of etching:

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Touch ups here and there:

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It took a while, but finally the design etched right through.

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lamp close up

 

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It’s a really cool effect with the light shing through. Next we’ll try to streamline the process. Stay tuned for Copper Light Fixtures Part II: adventures in electro-etching.

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