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A modern hanging light fixture made from human x-rays!
Transform an Ikea light fixture into a work of art - made from human x-rays! This modern hanging pendant is the perfect contemporary touch for a first apartment, When turned on, it requires a double-take, as the bulb illuminates the x-ray images. I made this for my son when he passed his EMT exam!

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  • How to make a hanging light. X Ray Light Pendant - Step 1
    Step 1

    Once you open the Knappa Hanging Lamp kit from Ikea, you will notice that it comes with a cord, a frame, and white plastic "petals" which snap onto the frame. Read the instructions and practice snapping on a few of the petals, just to get a sense of how the fixture is configerated.

  • How to make a hanging light. X Ray Light Pendant - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, use the white petals included in the kit as a template to cut 40 new petals from your x-rays. Use an X-acto knife to make tiny X marks on the x-ray petals in the same position as the holes in the white ones. If you have a hole punch that is small enough, you may use that instead.
    (A word about x-rays: these are very difficult to find. I asked my vet, my dentist and my doctor. Eventually, I collected enough from friends and Ebay!)

  • How to make a hanging light. X Ray Light Pendant - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lastly, snap the X-ray petals onto the frame according to the directions. Use a very low wattage light bulb, and you're done!

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