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My dmom and a bunch of her friends went through a kick of making those lamps. They would use a beach ball to form the shade, using fiberglass and resin (man that fiberglass was itchy.....hard to get off you too!). Then they would break all kinds of glass, coke bottles, old dishes (but transparent only), glassware, etc.... . Cook that glass in the oven till a lot of it crackled and then they'd attach it to the lamp shade. The thang weighed about 80 lbs. when they were finished, I swear they had to be sure it was hanging in a stud! It was huge! I recently saw one of those lamps at a friend's parent's home and thought OMG I haven't seen one of those in over 25 yrs. ! Does anybody else know what I'm talking about? Did your mom make one?