Tuesday, 8 August 2017

How to connect to our metal pendant ceiling roses

A quick how to video showing how we connect up to one of our metal pendant ceiling roses.  As always using our fabric braided cable.   The multi outlets are exactly the same process.

We hope these short videos help people with their projects.  If there is anything in particular you would like us to film, them drop us an email and we will see what we can do.

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Buy Your Fabric Lighting And Components Here https://www.vintagelights.co.uk

Monday, 7 August 2017

Working with twisted fabric cables

Another quick instructional video on how we seal and strip the twisted variety of braided fabric cables,  without the need of expensive tools.  We hope this helps with any diy projects you may be undertaking.

Over 100 types of fabric lighting cables are available to buy from our online store here https://www.vintagelights.co.uk

Friday, 4 August 2017

Wiring a modern E27 Lamp Holder

This instructional video demonstrates how to wire and correctly connect one of our modern E27 smooth  lamp holders using fabric braided cable.

Dont forget to come and visit our online store at https://www.vintagelights.co.uk 
For a massive selection of fabric cable, lamp holders and lighting accessories.

Lets get creative!!

Working with our fabric cables

Here is a very quick instructional video of how we strip our round fabric cables with out them fraying.

As you will see in the video you do not need any special tools


We stock over 100 different types of fabric cables, along side a massive range of lamp holders, pendant ceiling roses and components.


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Neon workshop

I managed to sneak away last month to a town called Wakefield, a very interesting place with some lovely architecture and genuine warm people. Wakefield on a Thursday, Fri and Sat night becomes a mecca to the Night Clubbers, two very different sides to the Town .

Richard working his magic
The Bombarder (something from weird science)
I have always been intriqued by neon lights, it's rather like a moth being drawn to the light. I decided on an impulse to attend  The Neon Universe course which is run by Richard Wheater at the neon workshops. Not really knowing what to expect, myself and six other budding neon artists designed and manufactured our own lights in the four days of the course. The glass bending is a true art and requires many hours practice, if not years to perfect. Of course we all managed to be experts in four days ;-0

It truley was a fantastic experience and insight into neon lighting which is over 100 years old.  Neon lighting has been side swiped by cheaper led lighting in recent years which is a shame. I am sure neon will be around for many more years to come and I for one will be promoting it!.  I will be adding a page to our web site dedicated to Neon lighting very soon https://www.vintagelights.co.uk/ in the mean time check out  www.neonworkshops.com.

Wolfgang in the forefront making his master piece! Tim and Julie in the background
I have come away with a load of ideas, just need the time to put them into action.

Double Rainbow

Friday, 29 April 2011

www.vintagelights.co.uk at Grand Design

I have taken a few shots of our stand, sorry in advance not David Bailey quality as it was done with the I phone (Mind you it would probably be just as bad with an Olympus ;-)

Pict 1 Centre of the stand showing our upcycled chandelier, wall lights against an original 1950's Italian wallpaper

 Pict 2 Our stunning picture led wall lights, top one is made of English Apple wood and Aluminium. Lower one is made of Tiger wood and Acrylic.
 Pict 3 Showing our collection of hand made bird cage chandeliers. Our Nud Lamps and an original Edwardian chair that we have given a modern make over.

 Pic 5 Showing Our bamboo pendant as featured in the March Edition of Elle Decoration, our recycled glass lamps with batik hand made shades, an original 1960's scarf and some tine k shades

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Grand Designs. The Big Build!!

Today was the big build day! What an absolute nightmare, firstly accident on the M25 just before the Dartford tunnel ARRRR! Then Louise the king pin to the whole operation was told that she cannot enter the build up because she wasn't wearing appropriate footwear. God she looked funny in my size 9's 

We have some great new products we have been working on to be launched at the show.

Our own hand made Aviary Pendants currently 5 varieties.
Our recycled glass lights in stunning jewel colours with our hand made African Batik Shades

My favourite! designed and manufactured in house, tiger wood and acrylic led picture light. Utilizing warm leds.

We also have one made of Apple Wood and Aluminium which is on display at the show I will post some pics soon.

Come visit our site at https://www.vintagelights.co.uk/