I hope the same rules don't apply when my little elephant lamp and his custom lampshade appear. Quite the contrary -- this was made to draw you in and invoke conversation as opposed to pretending it does not exist.
The body of the lamp shade is made from upholstery fabric and the ribs are done with the same fabric as is the top trim. The bottom trim and beads were matched to have the same gold and red shading as the rest of the lampshade.
The approximate size of this shade is 6 inches across the top; 9 inches across the bottom; and 7 inches high not counting the bead dropping (that's another two inches).
The versatility of this shade is that it is not only complimentary to the cute elephant lamp but can also go on a plain (new or old) candlestick lamp. My style at home is traditional but this can also fit into a variety of eclectic decor.
Although I am new to blog land, I would like to thank all of you that come by and visit. Obviously there is a learning curve and I am finding that picture taking and narratives are a steep mountain to climb. Please hold my hand as I learn!!!