SMP Craft
27 May

Crafting with Light Bulbs

A few weeks ago, one of our friends offered us a box of miniature pink light bulbs. Spring cleaning and she had no use for them. There’s no way we could refuse a box of cute pink bulbs! Oh so pretty!!!

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We honestly believed we’d come up with a dare we say it bright idea. Something fun, functional, and maybe even beautiful to make with them. Call it a DIY La Vie en Pink delusion. It didn’t happen. That bright idea.

So we started tooling around the web for inspiration where we found the coolest posts of light bulb creations.

Like this one on flavorwire: Myeongbeom Kim, Edison, 15″ X 15″ X 30″, branch, goldfish, glass, steel

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…and these two sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Shaheen

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And this interactive sculpture, CLOUD, made from 6000 lightbulbs by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garret. Watch here vimeo.com/49748983

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And this one posted on http://clarapixie.tumblr.com is really sweet.

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And this little moss necklace…

lightbulbmossplantThis one’s our favorite discovery. The Geodesic Terrarium by Score + Solder Light Bulb Terrarium Magic Mushroom …

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Alas, after all this, we still haven’t come up with a plan for the pink light bulbs. Seems a shame to close the lid and put the box away. But we don’t really like to leave useful things laying around. Do unused light bulbs have an expiration date? They must. Everything does.

According to The Guiness Book of World Records, the world’s longest lasting light bulb is the 110 year old Centennial Light located at 4550 East Avenue in Livermore, California, maintained by The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

Anyhow, we’re hoping there’s a pink light at the end of the tunnel and that something comes to us soon. Better yet. One of you out there surely has an idea. Share please. We’d love to hear from you!

 

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