Ginger jar lamps

People who visit my art fair booth often ask if they can put a battery candle inside my fabric ginger jars to create a lamp.  I tell them that two layers of fabric plus heavy interfacing make the ginger jars opaque. 

But years ago I did make see-through fishbowl vases using lightweight interfacing and only one layer of fabric.  I wondered if I could do the same using the ginger jar shape and different materials.

After experimenting for several weeks, I finally came up with a ginger jar that is sheer enough for light to shine through. 

Here are my first two; the colorful one is made with embroidered tulle and the cream-colored one is also tulle with ribbon embroidery. Flat glass beads weight down the very light vase and the candle is nestled among the beads.

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