Beaded Light Bulb Covers & Light Bulb Shades

California, United States · 484 Sales


Beaded Light Bulb Covers & Light Bulb Shades

California, United States 484 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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The rustic covers are my favorite to make :-)
My newest listing is a large rustic pressed glass shade!
I am loving this new color...amethyst & crystal clear iridescent beads.
Yah! Another new color...Dark Aqua / Deep Blue Sea Green.
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Opened in March 2011

My name is Nancy and I live in San Francisco with my Ocicat, LaLa in a big, all white, drafty railroad flat with my sunny workroom in the back that over looks my overgrown garden. My workroom is filled with all of my favorite things...beads...tons of beads, wire, chandeliers, lamp parts and an immense collection of light bulbs.
I have lived in the city since the 90's and I love it.

I am fascinated by light and electricity and I love creating beautiful treasures with my hands. Making beaded lamp shades has allowed me to combine my passions into one. In my perfect world I would stay in my studio all day and bead :-)

I started making lamp shades about 10 years ago after finding an old antique beaded light bulb cover at a local flea market. It was in disastrous condition so I took it apart and repaired it to its former glory which started me on the path to creating reproductions of the antique covers.

If you have an antique chandelier, sconce, candelabra, Newel Post lamp or any type of light that needs a light bulb shade in a specific size just send me a convo or a custom order request and I will happily make them for you.

Thanks for checking out LumiereSF!

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    I love creating treasures by hand. In this world of factory manufactured goods nothing quite beats the uniqueness of handmade!

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Care instructions

My bulb covers are very durable and should last a lifetime. They can be wiped down with a wet cloth, and even cleaned with a mild soap and water.

Sizing details

I make my beaded bulb covers in five sizes, petite for smaller chandelier light bulbs, small for standard size chandelier bulbs, medium for torpedo light bulbs, large for standard incandescent bulbs and vanity size for the large round globe bulbs used in most bathroom and vanity fixtures.

Can you make the covers for any type of light bulb?

Yes! I can make covers for any size, type or shape light bulb that you wish. Just sent me a message with the type of bulb you are using and I will let you know.

Can you make your covers in any color?

Yes! Almost any color you would like...just send me a message and I will let you know if it is do-able.

What if I ordered the wrong size?

No problem! Just send them back and I will get you the proper size ASAP. Seriously...Hassle free returns and exchanges :-)

How do I measure a light bulb?

For height- measure just the glass part of the bulb from top to bottom.
For width/diameter- Measure the bulb from its widest point.

I am confused about light bulb sizes and I don't understand how to measure them!

No problem! Just send me a photo of the light bulb you are planning to use and I will let you know what size you need.

Can you send me bead and wire samples?

Absolutely! Just let me know what samples you would like and I will send them right out to you