I would like to introduce my company: Ric-O-Shades and give you some background on us and our product. We produce vintage "Heirloom" lamps and shades. First a little information on myself, I have been an antique collector for many years and at one time was a vintage clothing dealer. For the last few years I have been a bead artist. This past fall I decided to combine all my experiences into one media; Vintage Lamp and Shade Design and Restoration.
1) I can supply you with lampshades only. Because I use antique fabrics and other miscellaneous pieces,
I consider what I do as restoration and art, with each piece being one-of-a-kind. Whenever possible I incorporate antique fabrics, embroidery, crochet, buttons, lace or jewelry into my pieces (as a focus in #011 the shade front is displaying an art deco celluloid and glass button). All of my fringe designs are hand beaded with glass beads and designed specifically for each shade and lamp.
Each piece will come with a card that contains a complete description of the materials I have used in the shade and any background that I have on the lamp. I repair and rewire all of the lamps using reproduction wire, plugs and any other parts necessary to make them safe for you or your customers use. In addition I provide two other services:
I cannot reproduce any lampshade exactly.
2) I can design a special shade for your heirloom lamp. I can produce a shade from the lamp itself or a photograph and the measurements of your lamp.
I sign and date each piece. Production time is 4-6 weeks. If you would like to see my current designs I can send you some photographs of them. To contact me for additional information, you can write, phone, fax or e-mail. I will be happy to send it to you.
A new lamp & shade catalog is now available, please contact me if you would like a copy.