Since the glass cannot be directly soldered together, the artist used copper foil to line the edges of the glass and with a little bit of flux and tinning, painstakingly soldered them all together. She then used patina to chemically oxidize the solder and turn it black, giving the lamp that ‘old world’ look. The lettering on the bottom was etched into the glass and reads ‘One Ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them’, in both English and Black Speech. The end result is pretty spectacular to say the least. Those interested in seeing the whole design process can check out the entire gallery.
Artist creates tribute to the Lord of the Rings with stained glass lamp