Published on April 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ball of light

Materials: Stranne Standard Light

Description: Paint the stems in black satin. Stick small woollen balls to the light ends with liquid white glue. Easy, cheap and you cannot see the yellow plastic rods.

~ Cvprince cyril, France Rouen

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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Ball of light

  1. Anonymous says:

    So how do you change the bulbs now you’ve glued the balls on?

  2. jo says:

    for sure you can “build” some your own way using a blowing balloon (is it their correct name?sorry i don’t know. the ones with helium inside, but you don’t need the gas. only breathepump them), then you cover with vinilic glue and wool, or paper, or rice paper, or cashmere (why not?) or fabric. when dry, you explode the balloon. if you choose the right dimension, or the correct amount of breath, or a spherical shape, you will have your wooden balls.
    or you can have any shape you like, for example dinosaurs for a kid’s room….
    same than chinese lanterns.

    ps i would choose another palette of colors than the one you used, but it looks nice

  3. Anonymous says:

    Alrighty then can we get back to the subject of these mysterious ‘woollen balls?’ What precisely are they and where might they be sold? I ask what they are since there may be a difference of names according to country… as well as places they might be sold. Sorry but I just have no clue what a woollen ball is and might like to make one.

    Well done a nice lamp in my opinion.


  4. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this idea! Great job!

  5. momenti says:

    Really beautiful!

  6. what a beautiful idea this is!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Annette mêle-toi de tes affaires.
    For everyone else, yes, my English is not perfect, it’s not my first langage. Doesn’t that prove that this site interestes everyone in the world? Also, because my English is not that perfect, maybe I need punctuation to understand better.
    By the way, my critic wasn’t the man subject of my comment.

    • Annette says:

      Now you’re being rude to me? You’re rather touchy aren’t you? You were the ONLY person not to understand the comment and were quick to criticise. It was off subject, very impolite and inappropriate, as is the phrase you addressed to me.

    • Anonymous says:

      anonymous – maybe ur critic wasn’t the main point but it certainly took the most words in ur comment .. i read comments every day that aren’t written the way i would write them .. i don’t comment precisely becoz (!) we’re all different and from different cultures and languages .. sms lingo or abbrev’s (!) is just another language .. learn it !! and btw (!) in english u say *no, my english isn’t perfect* (not yes, my english isn’t perfect – which is an oxymoron at best) ………… it’s not my first language either ! ..

      so now .. about that lamp .. lovely isn’t it annette .. (ignore him/her) .. hihihihi ..

    • Annette says:

      It’s a beautiful lamp. I <3 it ;-)

  8. Annette says:

    Bravo! Très original, j’aime beaucoup :-)

    P.S :-) = Smiley face – In case anybody’s confused about the “texting language” ;-) (That’s a wink by the way).

  9. Anonymous says:

    Are you seriously critiquing people’s punctuation on this website? Learn grammar and proper English before judging others.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice hack, I like it!

    P.S. Previous Anonymus and other folks who do the same : please, please, use the punctuation. It’s very important for the understanding of the text; why they exist otherwise? Using texting language could be bearable (it is justified with the kind of phones that don’t have the whole keyboard, but on the computers, smartphones or blackberries, no), missing punctuation is really bad.
    Sorry, I had to say.

  11. Anonymous says:

    very nice :) ))) .. if they are the balls i just ordered online 2 days ago then u can find them here in france .. not sure about elsewhere ..

  12. Moontree says:

    Ah, that’s so cool! I love those balls, I’d like to know more about those. Personally I would paint the stems dark green and make flowers for the lights.

  13. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful idea! but ho did you make those woolen balls? Did you use plastic balls na glued the yarn to it? Or can you buy this somewhere?
    Yvonne (Bretagne)

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