How do I care for my lampshade?
Your lampshade will last generations with proper care. To preserve and prolong the quality of the fabric, place it in an area where it will not be in direct sunlight for long periods. Over time, constant heat and sun exposure will bleach out the fabric and dry out any fabric glue used on the shade. Using a low wattage LED lightbulb such as one like this will help to reduce heat exposure as well. If your shade needs dusting, use a soft feather duster. You can also use a soft bristled paintbrush to brush away dust or a blow dryer on the low and cool setting.
How long will it take to receive my lampshade?
Creating your lampshade takes me about 6-8 weeks. As soon as it is complete and after I snap some photos for my portfolio, I get it in the mail. Shipping typically takes 5-8 business days.
Do you ship outside the U.S.?
No, I’m currently not shipping internationally but that will most likely change in the near future after I do some research on the most cost effective way to do so. If you live outside the U.S. and want to commission a shade from me, please send me a message through the Contact page and I’ll see if I can get it to you as cost effectively as possible.
Do you accept returns?
All my lampshades are hand stitched. As such, you may encounter certain imperfections which are normal for handmade products. If properly taken care of, my heirloom quality shades can be enjoyed and handed down for generations. That being said, if you are unsatisfied with my work, I will accept returns within two weeks of initial delivery, less the deposit and cost of shipping to get it back to me.
Why do you ask for a $200 deposit?
The deposit covers the cost of supplies to make your lampshade. It’s very rare that I have all materials needed on hand to make custom shades. The deposit ensures that I can quickly purchase what is needed to get started as soon as possible and goes towards the final cost of the shade.
What type of materials are used to make my lampshade?
I use a variety of fabrics such as silk charmeuse and chiffon, velvet, lace and brocade. I try to stick with natural fabrics as much as possible but will use a synthetic fabric such as silk polyester from time to time.
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