Here's an inside view of the dome of this beautiful lamp. My customer's request was to add glass to the six larger open areas between the red ivy leaves. I marked the open areas with squares of blue tape. I also re-attached the small orange leaf that appears at the top of the photo, on the border. This is a very heavy lamp. It weighs a full ten pounds. (Click on any photo to enlarge for a closer look).
Below, I'm wearing a protective breathing mask as I solder. The weakest part of this heavy 10 pound lamp is the outer border, so I did all of the preliminary work with the inside of the dome facing up, so as not to put any pressure on the edges of the lamp. I repeated the steps below six times until each open area was filled with new glass.
UPDATE (May 3, 2013)
Note: Bruce has done stained glass and after I shipped the lamp back, he added some wonderful glass beads to the border, where there were openings in the metal. Take a look at his handiwork!
My next project, already underway, is the repair of a stained glass fire screen. I hope to post that in the next couple of days. Another lamp repair and another fire screen repair will follow early next month. Stay tuned. And if you have any comments or questions, please let me know!
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