#17 Terracotta Halo Lamp

#17 Terracotta Halo Lamp

Welcome to Day 17 of our 100 Days 100 Designs challenge! Today, we’re excited to share our latest creation – the “Terracotta Halo Lamp,” featuring a rustic terracotta base and a modern LED bulb assembly.


Materials Used:

1. Lamp mould from Boowan Nicole 

2. Jesmonite AC730 Old Terracotta

3. Hydrochloric Acid (HCL)

4. LED bulb and wiring components (included with the mould)

5. Heat shrink tubing (included with the mould)

6. Cork sheet (included with the mould)

7. Spherical glass cover (included with the mould)


Step-by-Step Process:

1. Casting the Base:

We started by mixing Jesmonite AC730 Old Terracotta and casting it into the lamp mould from Boowan Nicole. After the mixture set, we carefully demoulded the cast piece.

2. Acid Etching:

To achieve a textured finish, we acid-etched the cast piece using hydrochloric acid (HCL). This step involves applying the acid with care and then thoroughly rinsing the piece to remove any residue.

3. Assembling the Lamp:

Once the base was ready, we began the assembly. We inserted the wires from the LED bulb through the hole provided in the cast piece.

4. Wiring the Connections:

We connected the LED bulb wires to the main power wire using standard wiring techniques. To ensure safety and durability, we used heat shrink tubing over the wire joints. By heating the tubing with a lighter, it shrinks and secures the connections, preventing any loose wires.

5. Adding the Cork Sheet:

We then attached a cork sheet to the bottom of the lamp base to provide a non-slip surface and protect any surfaces the lamp would rest on.

6. Final Assembly:

Finally, we screwed in the spherical glass cover, completing the assembly of our terracotta lamp. The glass cover not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also diffuses the light beautifully.



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