Monday, June 17, 2013

Fun with Finials!


I've always wanted to make my own finials.


 I finally did. 


I recently came across 2 unusual pieces of coral that were perfect candidates.


I don't know why I never attempted to make my own before but you can be sure that I will be looking for finial candidates while on the hunt from now on!
 

This one is really dramatic in both size and shape. I love capturing its beauty in a finial where it will eventually be displayed atop the perfect lamp.
 

I couldn't believe this specimen that naturally resembles a classic finial.
 

In my opinion, a finial is the perfect way to individualize a lamp and shade.


 It never ceases to amaze me how much the finial adds to the presentation of the lamp as a whole.


Some of you might remember this pair of malachite earrings I bought at a rummage sale last year with the intention of turning them into finials.
 

What do you think of their makeover from dated, broken earrings to a pair of chic new lamp finials?
 
 



17 comments:

helen tilston said...

Hello Therese

I love your creations and agree they will give the lamp individuality and elegance. Well done
Wishing you a week of joy
Helen xx

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What beautiful finials! So creative!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Brilliant! Perfect finishing touch. Where did you get the base?

Janna McCalley said...

These are great! Do you have a good source for the bases? I'd love to try them!

Kathysue said...

Terri, I would say you chose three perfect candidates for your finials!!
xo Kathysue

cindy hattersley said...

AMAZING!!! I wish I live vicariously through your blog. I used to have the time to do all the wonderful things you do...now I just revel in your amazing projects!!

Karen Albert said...

Terri you are amazing! These are such beautiful and unique finials! I love the shells, and then saw the malachite! Stunning!

xoxo
Karena
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French Basketeer.com said...

Excellent! I love the coral most of all, but they are all interesting. Did you have to buy the base, or used ones you have?

The enchanted home said...

You are amazing!! These are soooo beautiful and you are so right its the perfect crowning touch to any lamp. Brilliant!

Debra Phillips said...

i think you are massively talented!!!

and, i will hope that you decide to make this a business. there is a whole in the industry for chic, original finials. i know, i am endlessly searching at the markets i attend.
fingers crossed!
debra

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Terri, your finals are fabulous, I too have wanted to make some and you sparked my creative interest again to make one or two.
Of course the earring ones were a great up styling to their rather tired old use to now a new use for them.

See you soon and all you inspire.

I hope you are getting out in that beautiful back yard and enjoying your summer?

Xx
Doré

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Theresa Cheek said...

I love them all! I have made a few finials in the past, it is always a thrill to find a treasure to use!

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Taylor Greenwalt said...

Amazing...the coral ones would look perfect on my entry lamps...where did you get the base? Love these...

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*Chic Provence* said...

HI Terri are the coral finials for sale by any chance? one of those would be perfect on a lamp i'm designing using a French wire-covered turquoise glass sea buoy (old)... the perfect touch... what are the dimensions and if for sale let me know!

xoxo

Kit