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Table lamps, hanging lamps, prairie style, traditional Victorian, they're all represented in this collection of lampshade pattern books.
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Aanraku Table Lanterns, Vol. 1
Aanraku Table Lanterns, Vol. 1
Item no: 38426
Aanraku Glass Studios item: TL1
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The first in a series of three pattern books for making stunning three-sided stained glass table lanterns. A broad range of patterns are included, from Victorian to contemporary. Some abstracts, some flowers, a couple of bamboos, a bird, a few flowers, a mountain landscape, a frog, and an owl are all represented, as well as one four-sided grape pattern. Detailed instructions are included for assembling the three-paneled lanterns, although they sort of gloss over the "prepare a triangular wooden base, 8 inches on a side", as if it were as simple as preparing a cookie sheet.

Aanraku - Table Lanterns, Vol. 2
Aanraku - Table Lanterns, Vol. 2
Item no: 38427
Aanraku Glass Studios item: TL2
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The second in a series of three pattern books for making stunning three-sided stained glass table lanterns. The book is subtitled "Lazy Afternoon Lamps". Presumably you are free to illuminate them when you wish, but afternoons, especially lazy ones, are ideal for some unspecified reason. A broad range of patterns are included, from the silly to the sublime (mostly sublime). Included are some Oriental motifs (Japanese lanterns, sushi), a couple of handsome patriotic designs, some flowers, a beautiful cat, a couple of nautical designs (seahorse, orca), and we won't mention the silly ones, as there are only one or two. One page of detailed instructions are included for assembling the lanterns.

Aanraku - Table Lanterns, Vol. 3
Aanraku - Table Lanterns, Vol. 3
Item no: 38428
Aanraku Glass Studios item: TL3
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The third in a series of three pattern books for making stunning three-sided stained glass table lanterns. We don't want to imply that the good and talented people at Aanraku are running out of ideas for their three-sided lanterns, but... among the beautiful -- nay, breathtaking -- designs, we see a group of four of platypuses. Multiply that by three sides and you get 12 of the little fellows, which would be fine for the platypus aficionado, except platypuses are solitary creatures and do not congregate. In fact, there is no collective noun for platypuses for this very reason, just as there is no collective noun for hermits. Nor for dictators. If you can suggest a collective noun for any of the above, please drop us a line.

But we digress.

Just as with Books I and II, this stained glass lantern design book has something for everybody -- sailboats, sun and moon, a chameleon, a fairy, a lighthouse, angel fish, some landscapes, flowers, birds, and the ubiquitous cat. Aside from the aforementioned platypuses, this is an excellent collection of usable and attractive designs.

Square Lamps (Spatz)
Square Lamps (Spatz)
Item no: 3323
Cliffside Studios
Retail price: $11.45
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This is an ideal lampshade pattern book for anyone who wants to make a lampshade but feels intimidated by those prodigious 300-piece monsters (beautiful monsters though they may be). This book contains 18 patterns which, if used as is, would make lampshades 10" square; however, for some reason the author instructs us to enlarge the pattern 120%, 140% or 160% to make lamps 12", 14" or 16" square, respectively. Is 10" simply too small for a lampshade? We report, you decide.

Patterns include 8 flower designs (rose, tulip, iris, pansy, waterlily, magnolia, day lily, and poinsettia), 3 landscapes (southwest, mountains, lighthouse), a patriotic design (star and stripes), 2 bird scenes (chickadee/cardinal and hummingbirds), a sunrise, a Victorian design, an art nouveau design, and a dragonfly. Most of the lamp designs are a single panel repeated four times. The birds and the landscapes are made up of two pairs of complementary panels which, when viewed together, make a single scene. Some instructions are provided, including how to enlarge the pattern and what underpinnings to use. 24 pages. Cliffside Studio.
Orchids in Glass
Orchids in Glass
Item no: 3935
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-39-4
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For the orchid afficionado, this well crafted book contains 17 designs for orchid projects, including windows, lampshades and jewelry boxes. Each design is anatomically correct, and is denoted by its scientific name in binomial nomenclature. The popular "Showy Lady's Slipper", or Cypripedium reginae, is represented twice, in a panel as well as a lampshade. The recommended glass selections of ripples and mottles create some breathtaking results. As with most books from Wardell Publications, some instructions, tips and tricks are included that will be useful for even the experienced craftperson.
Prairie Style Lampshades (Haebich)
Prairie Style Lampshades (Haebich)
Item no: 3906
SGN Publishing item: PRA
Retail price: $14.04
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New! If you are attracted to the clean lines and elegant simplicity that were the hallmark of the Prairie School of designers of the early 1900's, you'll enjoy the projects in Prairie Style Lampshades & Lanterns. Full-size patterns for five lampshades and four hanging lanterns are included. Three of the designs allow you to make matching lamp and lantern sets. Because the geometric designs consist of only straight lines, even the inexperienced crafter can successfully complete these projects.
Designs For Lamps (Knapp)
Designs For Lamps (Knapp)
Item no: 3371
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-06-8
Retail price: $12.19
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A collection of 18 full size patterns for stained glass lampshades. The sizes range from a 6" mini-cone to a 15" dome. All projects are shown in full color and have materials lists, an assembly illustration and glass color suggestions.
An Idea Book of Stained Glass Lamp Shade Designs
An Idea Book of Stained Glass Lamp Shade Designs
Item no: 3724
Whittemore-Durgin item: 3724
Retail price: $4.95
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by Early A. Consternation.

This book is a compilation of the illustrations from a collection of early lighting fixture manufacturers' catalogs issued between 1900 and 1925. Most stained glass hobbyists and professionals have no access to old stained glass lamp shade catalogs. Many photographs of fine stained glass lamp shades are shown in expensive books, but the books are not readily available to the general public.

The primary purpose of this book, as with any idea book, is to suggest basic themes or designs which can be adapted to, or modified into more appropriate schemes.

Each of the facing pages gives, in addition to dimensions, some other details, such as the number of individual pieces of glass. This information is included to give you an idea of the basic limitation of the design. A lampshade which was originally built as 24" in diameter may not adapt readily to, for instance, a 12" diameter shade because of the detail involved. Observing this note of caution, one can take almost any other liberty one desires as far as transferring sizes or shapes from one application to another.

64 Pages, 240 illustrations. 8-1/2" x 11".
Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Lampshades
Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Lampshades
Item no: 3665
Dover Publications item: 275892
Retail price: $9.90
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Eleven Flat panel lampshade patterns, on sturdy paper. They include poppy, magnolia, woodbine, wisteria and others. Step-by-step instructions make it possible for the novice to make the shade. There are no instructions for wiring or hanging, but the accessory packages in Section M of our catalog will suffice.
Floral Stained Glass Lampshades
Floral Stained Glass Lampshades
Item no: 3764
Dover Publications item: 0486262782
Retail price: $9.90
In stock: 15 
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These 46 full sized patterns for small lamps are printed on one side only of the page to that you don't have to ruin another pattern when you use one. Some hints are given for assembling the panels, but the author assumes you know the basics of the stained glass craft. 96 pages.
Classic Lamps 1
Classic Lamps 1
Item no: 3607
Warner Stained Glass
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The lamps are panel lamps and have optional features such as crowns which may be omitted, and optional numbers of sides. The heights range from 6" to 10". Every lamp in every book appears on the cover in color. Each book has 28 different lamp patterns. Such a bargain! If you buy all 3, you would have 84 different lampshades to make. If you made one each week, you would have quite an electric bill in about a year and a half.
Classic Lamps 3
Classic Lamps 3
Item no: 3609
Warner Stained Glass
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The lamps are panel lamps and have optional features such as crowns which may be omitted, and optional numbers of sides. The heights range from 6" to 10". Every lamp in every book appears on the cover in color. Each book has 28 different lamp patterns. Such a bargain! If you buy all 3, you would have 84 different lampshades to make. If you made one each week, you would have quite an electric bill in about a year and a half.
The Book of Fans (Clarity)
The Book of Fans (Clarity)
Item no: 3397
Clarity Glass Design item: 119
Retail price: $13.20/each
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50 full sized patterns as well as 22 color illustrations cover a wide range of subject matter in this important book. Fan lamps bases are shown on our website, in the hardware section under Lamp-making Stuff. The stained glass part of a fan lamp can easily be removed and changed at will, so you can have a wide variety of designs in the bureau to switch around from season to season and from mood to mood, or when one of them gets dirty.

Shades of Splendor
Shades of Splendor
Item no: 3747
Papillon item: 71103
Retail price: $11.98
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That irrepressible, pixieish cut-up Donna Schultze has come out with two more full sized pattern books for stained glass lamps. Her photo appears on the half-title page at no extra cost. This one is for table lamps. There seems to be 9 different ones here.
Simply and Stylish Lamps
Simply and Stylish Lamps
Item no: 3606
Nazareth Stained Glass
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Full sized patterns for 16 small panel lampshades which require no lamp form, designed for the copper foil method. Heights vary from 7 1/2" to 10". Each lamp is shown in color. These lampshades are among the most simple to construct, and can be knocked together in an evening, provided you start early enough.
Shade Parade
Shade Parade
Item no: 3748
Papillon item: 71103
Retail price: $11.97
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23 full sized patterns. Many can double as torchiere lamps and ceiling fan lamps. Ms. Schultze seems to have an endless repertoire!