Thanks all for the nice welcomes. I actually gave up trying to make my own lamps a while back. Very discouraged. Both were disappointing. The yellow glob goes up quickly and stays there. The pink- I don't even remember what went wrong so it sits there looking forlorn. I thought I had found a fail-proof recipe!
Ah well, I have several still going strong and will come back to the duds later.
And, I'm fine with public chatting only.
Thanks for any hints, I've spent hours on this site and- Love it!