Hello Jennifer the Lamp is Amazing! The liquid is Crystal Clear and the wax is a deep red color.
I am very impressed with the end result.
I never thought you could get the lamp to look as good as you got it to look.
The lamp looks brand new again .
Thank you so much for your services I will Highly recommend you to anyone that has a lamp that is in need of TLC.
I know they wont be dissappointed.
Thank you so much for refurbing my retro lava lamp.
Hello Jennifer it looks Amazing!
Its like a brand new lava all over again.
Your work is Amazing! The clarity of the liquid and the smooth non sticking movement is what you have created.
The Lamp looks perfect! I am very Impressed with your work.
Thank you so Much for taking your time with it and perfecting it.
It couldn't get any better then that.
Yea, the glitter was slow and elegant flow, I put a 15 watt under it one time, and also a 25 watt and of course it will flow faster with the 25 watt. If you do ever switch to another jar, I would go over to not only olive section, but all the really "fancy" condiment and sauce isle, sometimes even the ethnic food section. The spanish food brand "Goya" I saw the other day had a few varieties of bottles (this was at SuperTarget) that looked slimmer than the one I sent you, but possibly too slim for the Mediterranean. Remember they are not just olive bottles, they usually are, but look for pastes, sauces, and marinades. What I recommend is tracing your Med. bottle on a piece of paper like in grade school. And take it with you to the store so you know what size will fit. If it's a little slimmer and wiggles in the base or teeters, you can take strips of aluminum foil and wrap it around the bottle bottom so it securely sits upright. Hope all that helps! And have fun tinkering =)
Thank you for your response. yes i'm making my own lamp, and the bottle is factory clean, so i think that has no dust inside, i try the formula for the water an the ooze and is sticking the same. I made a lauryl sulfate solution for the tensoactive, at first hand i had the idea that it need more, but the problem grow as i ad more formula, so i make a new one, new ooze, with the half of tensoactive solution, and the sticking grows as a 4cm per hour till reach the top.
sorry for my English, i'm spanish speaker
The "light bulb" bottle is actually about a foot tall. I have one of the small ones (about 5 inches or so) and I was going to try to make one out of it..but it was just too tiny! This lamp has to be one of my favorites...glad you like it!
Are you still making your own goo?
The consumer does mix their color. We have premixed in the past on special occasion. If you search "Louie" in the photo page you will see a couple of the revamps people have done including a green lamp.
White is my favorite as well. We once made a white marble base with white lava and it just looked amazing.
I have sooooo many lamps that I can't remember where they all came from! I have had the candle lamp for a long time, so I think that it is vintage. With over 150 lamps it is hard to recall the details! I hope that you win the candle lamp! It is so cool! I have decided to take my collection down to an even 100 lamps....so some have got to go! I briefly considered keeping only the grandes and 52 oz. but the 32oz have so many color combinations that you can't find anywhere else!
I am a big wuss....I have yet to embark upon making my own lava. I do repours and custom colors and bases, but just haven't had the guts to make the lava yet. (If you want to see some of my custom work check some of my stuff out on e-bay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=300303134987 )
The light bulb is a repour out of a yellow lamp. The bulb part is a vintage salad old dispenser that I found on ebay ($3!) and I sealed the top where the oil would come out and created a base for it. It was so quick and easy to make and everyone likes it.
I hope to get enough nerve soon to try the lava. I may need to ask you some questions (if you don't mind) as I go along.
I'm gonna have to try your recipe now! I want to learn to make glitter lamps too. It seems like glitter would be easy, but I've been told that the chemicals are toxic. I dunno....
I like the small bubbles too. Here is a shot of my alien and newest Giant, I love this flow!
I did not change out the fluid in my clear/white lamp. I filtered it and changed the coil in hopes of fixing it. After I change the coil, it took off like mad and has flowed perfectly ever since. The metal the coil is made of now, is much thicker than the previous coils metal. If/when you replace it you will see. Big difference. I am not sure what cause the lava not to stick initially to the older coil.