This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.
Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.
This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]
A clear fact is we all need lighting in our homes, and with so much choice sometimes we can all do with a bit of inspiration. When you consider all the options; floor lamp, table lamp, desk lamp, ceiling light or wall light and then whether you prefer a pendant style, chandelier, lamps with a shade, exposed bulbs, multiple bulbs etc, it’s a continuous dilema.
This year it’s the focus is on retro lighting, so if nothing else consider a throwback to previous decades when making your choice.
Brass and copper feature heavily in current lighting options combined with enamel of the 50s, ornate glass of the 70s and art deco designs of the 20s.
If you do fancy going retro then you need to make a statement with a unique design. Try a multi arm ceiling light [ pic 5 ] giving flexibility to lighting a room or how about a classic Poul Henningsen tiered pendant light [ pic 2 ]. A design that still looks as good today as it did 80 years ago.
With a sleek and sophisticated appearance the Galaxite side table from oliverbonas.com would be a great addition to any living room. Part of it new furniture range the table has a geometric inspired frame and round glass top to add to its appeal, plus the brushed copper finish is still as popular as ever.