Leah Bechtoldt's Profile
Welcome to my shop, A Shade Above. I have been creating and restoring custom, one-of-a-kind Victorian era lampshades using fine silk and chiffon fabrics, re-embroidered lace, cut velvet burnout, and a variety of beautiful trims and beaded fringes for over 12 years. My interest in creating lampshades grew from a love of beautiful fabrics, glass and acrylic beading, and the wonderful interior decor of the Victorian era. The possibilities are endless, and no two shades are ever the same.
Some of my shades are upcycled from shades purchased at antique and thrift stores, thereby taking something "old" and making it "new and unique". I use beautiful fabrics and pre-strung beaded fringe to give my shades the beauty and originality you expect in a Victorian era lampshade. My lampshade fabric is not glued on; I sew on each piece and only glue the trim, so you know the shade will withstand...
- Born on March 15
- Joined February 24, 2010