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Handmade industrial style lamps, light fittings and DIY lamp kits

  • Yup, that's right it's a real cricket helmet handmade into a beautiful industrial style table lamp - perfect for sport enthusiasts & any sustainable home. I first came up this idea for Kirstie Allsop's 'Fill Your House for Free' S1. The homeowner had lots of old cricket equipment, I was asked to create a feature for the lounge which would look classy & expensive. I came up with my first lamp made from a cricket helmet, I have since made many of these for Cricket fans all over the world. The lamp has a gold interior to reflect the ambient glow of the low energy vintage style LED blub which comes free with this purchase. The exterior finish is hammered black with gold specks which gives it the appearance of metal. The light fitting and other fixtures are high quality CE approved components. When you purchase a cricket helmet lamp The Salvage Sister gets to work finding one to reclaim and repurpose for you. Then all the interior padding and fixings are removed before it is sanded, spray painted and lacquered for resilience. This process can take some time due to the drying times of the paint & lacquer drying times. Once the paint job is complete the cage is put back on and the lamp fitting and wiring is completed ready for packaging and shipping to your door fully insured & tracked. See the product tabs below for batch dates & shipping info.    Why not try and make your own lamp at one of my lamp making classes or purchase one of my lamp making kits with downloadable instructions. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. Everything you need is included, only use the drop down add-ons if you need lamp parts for something else. As part of the lamp category this is automatically shown. 
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  • Learn how to make your own lamp in Brighton, & get enlightened with The Salvage Sister!

    You'll learn everything you need to know to create beautiful, awe inspiring lighting yourself at my lamp making workshop. The Salvage Sister has made many lamps throughout her career, many of them made in front of a camera for television shows like 'Fill Your House for Free' on Channel 4 and 'The New Reclaimers' on UKTV. Now The Salvage Sister will teach you how to make your own lamp out of just about anything in this live workshop class at Brighton Woodstore in the heart of this vibrant City! During this 4.5 hour workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own electric lamp, and you will take what you make home on the day! You will learn how to prepare and wire a lamp safely, you have a choice of which lamp to make - you can bring something with you that you would like to make into a lamp, or make a lamp using a jam jar which will be available on the day. You can contact The Salvage Sister to discuss this if you are unsure which options you prefer. All the lamp fittings you need to create your lamp will be provided on the day, including a low energy filament bulb. The course price is for you to create one lamp or jam jar light, if you wish to make more than one you can purchase an extra lamp kit on the day. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop!

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or with a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.    
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    DIY LAMP KIT Make a Jam Jar lamp – 12 part kit

    £20.00 £16.00
    A Jam Jar lamp kit with step by step instructions download included. It's a super easy-to-use kit of lamp parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lamps safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a lamp before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. You can use this kit in two ways to harness your lamp fittings in your jam jar dependant on what size/type of jar you are using, check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! (You may also be interested in my 'Turn just about anything in a lamp' DIY kit) Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here 
  • Make your own jam jar lamp with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 18 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Written & designed by Charis Williams - all electrical components are 3 core, earthed and manufactured to British Standard 163. Item is downloadable upon payment. Send me images of your completed projects for sharing on social media :) Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website.
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  • Make your own fabulous lamp out of just about anything with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 16 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my ‘Make anything into a lamp kit‘ so be sure you don’t need lamp parts too before purchasing please. See the images for examples of the content & lamps you can make. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams using 3 core earthed British standard 163 lamp parts. Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website. Why not send this download as a gift?
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  • Quality E27 ES screw fit lamp holders in chrome or aged brass with M10 base thread. Choose from aged brass or chrome. Aged brass is perfect for antique or vintage styling and goes really well with black and white fabric lighting flex which you can find in our store. The chrome lamp holder finish is highly polished and works perfectly with modern lamps and styling, see the images for examples. Dimensions   Height - 58mm Diameter - 38mm Base Fitting - M10 thread for easy attachment of hollow threaded bar, thread nipples & flex grips. Lamp fitting - E27 Edison Screw Wiring - 3 core for Earth, Live and Neutral. (Wire earth into the central connection, the L & N can go in either side it makes no difference which way around) Our lamp holders are 3 core - which means they have 3 internal core wires, and Earth, Live and Neutral.  The earth core must be wired to the earth terminal, using three cores and earthing your lamp is safer than two core. If you're stuck why not try our Lamp making tutorial downloads ? The listing is for one naked lamp holder without rings, flex grip or fabric flex cable - however you can add these from our store or buy a ready made kit with all the parts needed to make a lamp or jam jar lamp. We also offer step by step tutorial downloads, they come free with the kits mentioned above. Why not gift this purchase or a lamp making kit? ETA Your item will be posted within 24 of ordering. We only post on business days - Mon to Friday. You should receive your item within 2-5 business days of ordering. Shipping for this item or multiple small items is £2.99 for mainland UK. Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Inline torpedo switch in black with screw-in connections and it screws together for a firm and safe closure. This switch works great for table lamps where you need a switch you can reach easily. Easy to wire, can be used with two and three core cables. Unlike other complicated, cheap switches you need only cut and connect one wire - the Live wire. Ideally 2 meters of cable are used when adding an inline switch with the switch near the centre of the 2 meters, the plug at one end and the lamp at the other. The earth and neutral simply lay along either side of the switch and remain in tact, meaning less work for you. The connections inside the switch are screw-in, not solder in like most cheap torpedo switches. this means you can use this switch with simple tools like a mini screwdriver. The case also screws together for a firm, safe closure that won't come undone unless you unscrew it - a must for family households. Beware of cheap switches that push together as they can be almost impossible to close, and if you do manage to them you won't be able to undo it again! I've travelled the globe sourcing quality, easy to use lighting parts & this was one of my favourite finds. Need more lamp parts? We also stock lamp holders, bulbs, fabric flex, lamp kits and more - find out more here. Buy one or more small product and only be charged £2.99 for UK mainland shipping - shipping calculated at checkout
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  • As the name would suggest, this is a super easy way to make a beautiful lamp in the bottle of your choice without having to worry whether you've bought parts that work together or safety, because I have done the leg work for you & put all the components in handy little box with full instructions. There a couple of ways to use this kit, you'll find everything you need whether you want to harness the lampholder facing out of or into the neck. DIY lamp kit comes with all the lamp making components needed including;
    • LED vintage style light bulb (This is a non-dimmer bulb)
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 2 meters of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour
    • inline/torpedo switch
    • Fittings required to fix lamp inside a bottle - including 120mm long hollow threaded rod, grommet, washers & nuts
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    What makes this different from any other lamp kits on the market? You will not find another brand of kits that has such detailed step, by step instructions, or parts that are made to such a high standard. These kits have been created for you by someone who has upcycled hundreds of different lamps, who has run lamp making workshops for years, and taught hundreds of people to make lamps from a variety of different objects. That someone is me! So, who better to guide you on this lamp making extravaganza? All my lamp parts parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lamps, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a lamp before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! You can use this kit to create a lamp and harness your lamp fittings in the bottle of your choice, whether you would like your bottle standing up-right on it's base or on it's side housed in a stand you will create for it. You could use my Bottle Cutter kit to cut the bottle width ways into two halves and wire up one half of the bottle with the lamp components, and you could upcycle a stand for it to sit on later. Have a look through the images for ideas. Included in the kit are all the components needed to create a lamp, plus the fittings to house them inside any bottle safely - without damaging the electrical components. I have given you plenty of scope for using a wide range of different shape & size bottles, dependant on what size/type of bottle you are using, you may need to cut down your hollow threaded tube. We advise doing this for the best aesthetic finish. (Cutting the thread bar down is super quick & easy with a metal hacksaw, you can always reuse the leftovers for another lamp). Check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are looking for pendant bottle light kits that wire into the mains on your ceiling or wall please click here, this kit comes with a plug & inline switch for making plug-in desk lamps - if you are unsure please check the images & contact me if you need assistance. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!  
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    Update your old plastic light fittings with this Pendant Bottle kit - for quality retro style, using the bottle of your choice! It's an easy way to make a pendant light in a bottle like a mini chandelier. This kit is for wiring into the mains either in your ceiling or on your wall, if you're looking for lamp making kits with a plug and a switch click here. A fab little DIY pendant lighting kit that comes with all these components and more;
    • LED vintage style light bulb (This is a non-dimmer bulb)
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 1 meter of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour (add extra with the drop down menu)
    • Ceiling rose in colour to match your lampholder.
    • Flex grips in colour to match your rose & lampholder
    • Fittings required to fix lampholder inside a bottle.
    • All fittings are 3 core and manufactured to British Safety standard BS163
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    You add the bottle! It's a kit of lighting parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lighting, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a pendant light before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. You can use this kit to update old plastic ceiling rose and light fittings to create beautiful feature lighting on your ceiling or wall.  You will also receive the parts to harness your lamp fittings in the bottle of your choice so your bottle will hang as a lamp shade over your bulb. The lamp fittings can be secured in the neck or base of the bottle (depending on your requirements) using the threaded hollow rod & a variety of fixings included. Included in the kit are all the components needed to create a lamp, plus the fittings to house them inside any bottle safely. Designed to hold a single bottle, choose from a wine bottle, spirit bottle, beer bottle or champagne! Make sure your bottle is not heavier than 1kg, this kit is designed to be used with a bottle of under 1000g/1kg - most standard bottles are between 200g & 600g. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I have given you plenty of scope for using a wide range of different shape & size bottles, dependant on what size/type of bottle you are using, you may need to cut down your hollow threaded tube. We advise doing this for the best aesthetic finish. (Cutting the thread bar down is super quick & easy with a metal hacksaw, you can always reuse the leftovers for another lamp). Check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are looking for Bottle lamp kits that come with with a plug and switch click here, this kit comes with a ceiling rose and attachments meant for wiring into the mains - if you are unsure please check the images & contact me if you need assistance. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will be posted out the next day & usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! When 'local collection' is applied instead of paying postage; Your item will usually be ready for collection from Brighton Woodstore the Friday morning following the day the order was made (Orders must be made by midday on Thursday for collection the next day - after midday Thursday your order will be ready the following Friday. Please do not leave your orders onsite for more than 7 days) Your item will be ready for collection at; The WoodStore  Elder Place,  Brighton  BN1 4GY  Your item can be collected during the Woodstore’s business hours; Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 17.30     Sunday 11.00 - 16.00 Open Bank Holidays 11.00 - 16.00
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    My DIY pendant lighting kit is an easy way to update your ugly old white plastic light fittings to metal components in your choice of finish and fabric flex colour. This kit includes a ceiling rose and is specifically for updating old pendant lights & wiring into the mains in your ceiling.  (Also works with a jam jar as a lamp shade.) DIY kit comes with all pendant lighting components needed including;
    • LED vintage style light squirrel cage bulb
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 1 meter of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour (add extra with the drop down menu)
    • Ceiling rose in colour to match your lampholder.
    • Flex grips in colour to match your rose & lampholder
    • Two rings to attach the lampshade of your choice
    • All fittings are 3 core and manufactured to British Safety standard BS163
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    Before working on mains electricity YOU MUST turn off the mains electricity, there is a high risk of serious electric shock if you do not. The Salvage Sister accepts no responsibility for improper use of any of our products. A super easy-to-use kit of lighting parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lighting, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a pendant light before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. Use this kit to update your old plastic ceiling rose and light fitting to create beautiful feature lighting on your ceiling or wall.  This kit also has everything you need to add a standard mouth preserve jar as a lampshade over your lightbulb to make a fantastic pendant jam jar light. Check out the images to see some of the lighting updated with this kit and find samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are unsure of working with mains electricity you can follow the steps for wiring your lamp-holder and find a qualified electrician to wire your light into the mains, it is worth changing them all at once if you do this to make it economically viable to hire an electrician. Everything is explained in full in the instructions, which wires come from your ceiling, what the markings & colours on wires & fittings mean, & several examples of different wiring set ups that you may have in your property. I do not advice fitting this kit yourself if you have sight or mobility issues, the reason for this is you will need to be able to safely climb a step ladder and stand on it whilst you wire in the mains end of the rose. If you are looking for a lamp kit with a plug and switch please see below - this kit is for wiring into the mains electricity, it does not include a plug or switch although does come with a ceiling rose & attachments. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' 'Bottle lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders & lighting products. Before working on mains electricity YOU MUST turn off the mains electricity. Never take chances with high voltage, there is a risk of serious electric shock if you do not turn off the electricity. Never attempt electrical work without first stopping the electrical supply. If you are unsure of working with mains electricity you must get a qualified electrician to fit your pendant lamp to the ceiling once you have wired the components. The Salvage Sister accepts no responsibility for improper use of parts or any accident or injury resulting from the use of our kits - it is your responsibility to make sure you are using the parts correctly. When you purchase your pendant kit you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide detailing what you need to know to make amazing pendant lighting yourself at home.  The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult, when wiring components. Never let a minor work with mains electricity whether supervised or not. Small parts must be kept out of reach of small children - they are a potential choking hazard. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!  
  • This is a step by step tutorial download for wiring my pendant light kit which comes with a ceiling rose, terminals and earth clamp, rather than a plug and switch like a lamp. For my 'PENDANT LIGHT' kit. If you are not sure which kit you have check the name on the box & view the images in this listing to match it up. These instructions are for pendant lights with a rose that wire into the mains with a three core flex and quality metal fittings. My kits are designed for use by a competent adult of over 18 year of age. Keep parts out of reach of children. © Salvage Sister™ 2019  All images & information within my downloads are the property of the Salvage Sister™   
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  • This is a step by step tutorial download for wiring my pendant BOTTLE light kit which comes with a ceiling rose, terminals and earth clamp, rather than a plug and switch like a lamp. For my 'PENDANT BOTTLE LIGHT' kit. If you are not sure which kit you have check the name on the box & view the images in this listing to match it up. These instructions are for pendant Bottle lights with a rose that wire into the mains with a three core flex and quality metal fittings. My kits are designed for use by a competent adult of over 18 year of age. Keep parts out of reach of children. © Salvage Sister™ 2019  All images & information within my downloads are the property of the Salvage Sister™   
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    DIY LAMP KIT with 15 pieces - Turn Anything into a fantastic upcycled lamp! This is a super easy DIY lamp kit that you can use in various ways to make a fantastic array of lamps. I've lost count of the amount of times people have asked me about lamp parts because they have had problems with cheap parts they have bought which don't match each other or don't work properly, and of course most importantly - how to make a lamp safely. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! Your main concerns when making a lamp are safety & aesthetics - if you are making the effort to create a lamp, rather than buy it then you want it to look the business so you can show it off, you also have to make sure it's safe. These points were my priority when designing this kit & why I created it for you. If you've ever tried making a lamp you will know there are various items you need to source for your lamp to work correctly and safely  - and they all have to match! The Salvage Sister takes all the uncertainty out of buying lamp parts  - she has spent a great deal of time perfecting all the parts in this kit, including the detailed step by step instructions so you can concentrate on making beautiful, safe lamps not getting very frustrated & giving up! With quality British Standard 163 metal lamp fittings in an array of different colours to choose from, your upcycled lamp will look the business, be safe & easy to make - the parts you use play a massive part in this. Use quality parts & do it right first time. This kit,  and my 'Jam Jar lamp' kit are the kits we use at all my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps from all sorts of different items. Check out the images to see all the lamps made with this kit - why not send me your own on social media? And I'll add it to the collection. We also have a bottle lamp kit, Pendant light kit and Pendant bottle kit launching shortly - join the mailing list so you don't miss it! Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make a lamp safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make an awesome lamp and create an instruction manual because there were too many people to help with only one set of hands! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard 163 and are made with 3 cores for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. When using metal lamp parts you must use a flex with three cores to avoid electric shock. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a step by step download guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - please see images for tools required. ETA - Instructions download is available immediately, your lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!
  • Five jar vintage style jam jar chandelier featuring 5 embossed glass jars and British Standard quality lamp fittings. Featuring five Kilner jam jars with light fittings, bulbs and support chain included in this chandelier set which come with a ceiling rose in the finish of your choosing for you to mount this beautiful lighting feature to your ceiling. Low energy vintage style bulbs are included in the package which will arrive with you securely packed and ready to install. The flex for each jar is 600mm in length giving you enough flex to play with and arrange your jam jars to hang in a pleasing steeped arrangement. Customise it Choose your flex - You can choose between black fabric flex or black and white fabric flex from the drop down menu. Prefer aged brass, or chrome finish for your lamp holders & ceiling rose? Choose from the drop down menu. Please note - You should employ an electrician to install this for you if you are not qualified to wire lighting into the mains electricity. The mains power should be fully turned off to the property before undertaking electrical work - please seek assistance in this I accept no responsibility for accidents resulting from unqualified fitting of my lighting products. You can now buy gift cards for Salvage Sister workshops & products for any amount you choose, please click here to find out more.  To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
  • Massive 5 foot tall light up wooden marquee letters for events and weddings with bright neon edge. Interior or exterior use - made from high quality marine ply and pallet wood. All fittings, have corrosion resistance. The neon glowing flex is expensive & high quality - made to last & shine bright! Choose to add a steel stand to your letter so it stands up on it’s own or can be fixed to a wall - contact me for details & added cost What is it - An extra large wooden light up marquee letter for festivals, parties and events. The neon is powered by the mains, all electrical elements are waterproof when plugged into an outdoor plug with a cover. Inspiration - I have been creating wooden letters for years, my first alphabet was made for a campaign with B&Q. More recently I was asked to create an extra large letter for a festival with neon edging, it turned out so well I have been asked for more since so they made it into the 2018 collection. Technical specifications- This item is made from corrosion resistance materials & will be happy inside or outside. Base material - marine ply Wood slats & edges - reclaimed, deconstructed & sanded pallet wood Neon strip is waterproof and electrical connections are shrink wrapped to stop water seeping in. Can be painted or stained. Dimensions - Height - approximately 1500mm Width - dependant upon letter, each letter is made in proportion to the next so they look right together. Weight - This is a heavy item. Weight is dependant on which letter you require, approximate weight - 20kg + ETA This item is made to order - this means I will source the materials needed & build this item for you after you purchase. Expect to receive your massive marquee letter 4-6 after ordering. You can contact me at anytime to check on the status of your order, however please allow the allotted timescale. As this is a large item we usually source the materials on ordering. Once we have the materials work can begin. All Salvage Sister hand made products are built with attention to detail and care, and this takes time. If you must have your item in a hurry please contact me before ordering with your timescales As this item is very heavy special arrangements need to be made for postage, please contact me with your full address & how many letters you require before ordering.
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  • Quality three core fabric covered lighting flex in classy plain black, navy, olive or retro black and white. Choose your colour from the drop down menu. Sold by the meter, in un-cut lengths, for instance if you order a quantity of 5 you will receive 5meters in one continuous piece. Most table lamps work well with 2 meters of flex and a switch half way. Have you seen our DIY lamp kitslamp holders, plugs and switches? Choosing your colour - plain black is easiest to work with for the absolute beginner as it hides imperfections and grubby marks well, it also goes with any colour decor. When you wire your first lamp it may take quite a while, and coloured fabric flex can become grubby looking if not cared for correctly. Black has a classy, never-out-of-fashion style, whereas black and white fabric lighting flex works beautifully with aged brass and aged copper lamp holders for retro designer lamps. Olive and navy are luxurious flex colours and work well with all our lamp holders. Dimensions   Length - choose your length in meters from the drop down selection. diameter of entire cable - 7.5mm Wiring - 3 core for Earth, Live and Neutral. (It is safer to earth your lamp with 3 cores than using cheaper 2 core flex) We also offer step by step tutorial downloads, they come free with our DIY Kits or you can purchase the lamp tutorials alone Why not gift this purchase or a lamp making kit? ETA Your item will be posted within 24 of ordering. We only post on business days - Mon to Friday. You should receive your item within 2-5 business days of ordering. Shipping for this item or multiple small items is £2.99 for mainland UK. Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • LED vintage style squirrel cage 4 watt  ST45 light bulb with 'amber glow' vintage style tinted glass. This bulb is a perfect fit for handmade lamps, it will even fit in a standard-mouth jam jar which is obviously fantastic for glass jar lamps. This item is currently listed for pre-order, order it today and receive it this MAY 2019. The amber tinted glass gives an ambient warm glow - perfect for scene setting upcycled lamps. Comes in a plain cardboard lightbulb box with bubble wrap padding, when purchased without a DIY lamp kit this item will be placed in a padded envelope for shipping. Specification Low energy environmentally friendly light bulb Watt - 4 Watt (See images for bulb in use) 4 elements Fit - E27 ES Edison screw fit for use with E27 lamp holders Glass - Amber glow Dimensions  Height - 80mm Diameter at widest - 48mm   Need more lamp parts? View our lighting collection and DIY kits
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