Bringer of Light
Lakewood NY 14750 (716) 450-3025
My name is Cindy and I live in Western NY south of Buffalo in beautiful Chautauqua County. I started Shades ETC in 2005 after attending a lampshade making class at Fletcher Farms in VT. Judy Lake inspired me to continue making shades and a friend who was doing craft shows encouraged me to do a show with her selling shades for welcome lamps. I jumped in. My first show was Peak n Peeks Fall Festival in 2005.
After that I was hooked. Next I learned how to make ring shades, hardback shades, machine sewn shades, and my favorite victorian shades. I can remake any shade to update it and give your room a nice, new accent piece. See the custom orders page for some examples. After two years of doing craft shows I decided to launch a shopping cart on my website. When learning how to do sugar beading on victorian shades I started making victorian suncatchers with the same sugar beading technique.
I hope you enjoy looking around my online store and find things that will brighten up your life today.