Good Enough to Guarantee - First of all, these
shades are made so well that you would never likely to have a problem -- But just in case
you do, any problem due to construction would be repaired or replaced.
Fabrics - Only the finest quality fabrics are
used. A wide assortment of silk fabrics (500 samples) are now available.
I also like to use decorative fabrics (i.e., drapery & upholstery) because of the
beautiful patterns, textures and durability, as well as the perfect match to your decor.
Thread vs. Glue - The entire shade and materials are
constructed with machine or hand stitching (mostly by hand!) with the exception of certain
trims. The stitching (as opposed to gluing) ensures the durability and washability
of these shades. This is why I can safely guarantee the construction of my shades,
assuring they will not come apart -- probably EVER!
Wrapped Wires - I prefer to
begin lampshade construction with wrapped wires, as opposed to painting or coating the
wires. This allows a good surface to stitch to, as well as prevents a potential
problem with the wire rusting or the paint chipping. For more detailed information
on this subject, please click on the above link.
Linings - Most of my lampshades are fully lined (with the same
precision as the outer fabrics) using complimentary fabrics and colors. The only
instance when a shade is not lined is when the underside of the selected fabric is as
beautiful as the facing fabric, and it would be a shame to cover it up!