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This item sold on May 25, 2012.

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This is an original, one of a kind design made by award winning gourd artist Nikki Ogle, from eco friendly, sustainable gourds.

Approximately 36 inches long by 11 inches wide

Visit this link to my Facebook fan page for a look behind the scenes of these creations!

http://www.facebook.com/Nikki0gle

This is my Japanese Stinging Nettle Jellyfish Medusa Lamp Gourd, second in the series. The Lamp is suspended by heavy duty monofilament line so as to appear to be floating through the ether. There is a small LED flashlight suspended inside the bell which slides up the line for easy access.The bottom section and ruffled tentacles are stationary and remain in place. This lamp offers instant whimsically magical mood lighting that sprays and splashes its light patterns on the walls and floor as it slowly turns with the slightest of breeze. Almost as hypnotic as the real thing and sure to be a conversation piece! Place this lamp with a black light and it will REALLY give off a haunting glow from the depths.

As with all my gourd art, this piece started out as a tiny seed in a garden. After a single season of soaking up the rain and sunshine of California it transformed both into a hard shelled vessel called a canteen gourd (bell) and a bottle gourd (lower extremities) with the help from a tiny pollinator, most likely a night flying sphinx moth. Once cleaned inside and out, I began to sketch the design as I saw it emerge from the gourd itself. Then I set to work with my saw and rotary tools to carve the design in a dimensional relief. After a long sanding process I applied white enamel paint and sealed the whole piece with several coats of polyurethane. The glass bead work was inlayed using super glue. The beaded tentacles are glass seed beads finished off with an aurora borealis glass teardrop and the ruffled central tentacles are steel wire, painted and threaded with a sheer fabric that was gathered and sprayed with the same enamel paint to stiffen and set.

Protected by copyright © 2010 Nikki Ogle

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Jellyfish Gourd Lamp OOAK Japanese Stinging Nettle


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, white enamel, glass seed beads, glass aurora borealis teardrop beads, wire, sheer fabric, monofilament line, led flashlight
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 3 reviews
  • Favorited by: 170 people