>> I would like to make several wall sconces of my own design,
>> preferrably a prarie design. I am looking for bases for these, a basic light fixture
>> that I can attach the shade to. The light in the Bradley sconce eems
>> like it the wattage is too low and would not give enough light. My local
>> stained glass supplier did not have any suggestions, or books with this
>> type of lamp.
"Champagne" and it came out looking great. I also bought the "wall
sconce wiring kit" and found it to be less than satisfactory. It said
to***the plastic wall fixture plate to some came and solder the
came to the back of the lamp some how. What a rediculous idea. No
pictures and although I had plenty of different came types, I could
not figure out the mechanics of what they were saying, and come up
with a strong piece.
I made a double strength clear glass plate to fit the back of the
sconce, I then ground holes in it and attached the fixture plate with
small nuts and bolts. It's very solid. Much more than their lame
The wall sconce wiring kit is a basic clip-type of mini-candelabra
fixture and a plastic plate. It has a 10' wire. Not exactly worth
the 14 - 20 bucks it usually goes for. I will do other lamps in
future, but I will make my own lamp setup and my own design.
As to the wattage. You can get many different wattages in mini-can.
size. I am using 45 watt bulbs mainly because of the plastic in the
wall fixture plate probably won't take a higher wattage.
One problem I had with the Champagne sconce was that the glass pieces
were a little large. If your planing on making your own pattern, be
sure not to have pieces that are too large as they don't want to
conform around the sconce shape very well.