Handmade lampshades. Custom is available too!

Mayfield Heights, Ohio 14 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Handmade lampshades. Custom is available too!

Mayfield Heights, Ohio | 14 Sales

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Shelley Mendenhall

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Shelley Mendenhall

Announcement    Everything is custom, and I design/make by what feels right to me. If you see something you like but it needs to be customized for your needs, I can do that. Just message me.


Last updated on Feb 4, 2019

Everything is custom, and I design/make by what feels right to me. If you see something you like but it needs to be customized for your needs, I can do that. Just message me.


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I am a designer and a maker.

I sew, chip carve, work with wood and clay, and weld. I have a BFA in furniture design from Kendall College of Art and Design (and a B of S in Crim Just, but that’s a whole other thing). I need to work with my head and hands to feel whole, and I know it's right, because my heart feels good.

I started making lamps because I could not find a wide but shallow lamp with a rectangular lampshade. You see, being a designer is both a blessing and a curse. One develops a particular aesthetic, I knew what I wanted - the blessing. But, I also know how things are made and how much it costs to make them - the curse. The few lamps that I did find (and loved) were always way out of my price range, even though they were mass produced in Asia, and topped with a mass produced paper or styrene shade. So I decided to make lamps, (and then when I realized the shades that I need didn’t exist, I learned to make those too) and my lamps would be handcrafted, made one at a time, be beautiful, but still affordable. I hope you agree.

My lamps are made with substantial materials. I don’t have to add weights to the base.

My shades are welded by myself, sealed to prevent rust and are all fabric. No styrene or paper.

The wood is solid and locally sourced. Depending on the wood, I will use lacquer or shellac, never polyurethane.

The ceramic bases are slab rolled and hand assembled then high fired to cone 6. Not all of the glazes I use are food safe, so please do not lick them...

And although my lamps are not UL Listed (to receive that certification is about $10,000 for each lamp) the sockets and cords are UL Listed, and the utmost care is taken to wire each lamp.

If you see something that you like, and would like me to make another, or make changes to something you do like, just let me know, and I would be more than happy to make another or something just for you.

I hope you enjoy the things in my store as much as I enjoy making them.



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  • Shelley Mendenhall

    Designer, Owner, Creator

    I am a furniture designer to the core. I design and make everything in my store.

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Last updated on June 4, 2019
Hello and welcome, I appreciate your taking the time to browse my shop. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed designing and making them for you. All of the pieces you see are handmade by me. If you see something that you are interested in, but would like to have it different, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are dissatisfied in any way with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss resolution. I want you to be really pleased with your purchase.
If your order is returned by the postal service as they were unable to deliver it, then I will be happy to ship your order again however you will have to pay the shipping costs again. Please email me for details.
You have the option of paying for your purchase through PayPal or Etsy's Direct Checkout. Etsy Gift Cards are also accepted here! Payment is expected within 48 hours of purchase. The item will be relisted for sale 48 hours after non-payment. If you need more time or would like something reserved, please send me a message and I will be more than happy to work with you. Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions or concerns regarding payment.
Free shipping/delivery in the greater Cleveland, OH area, otherwise, your item will be securely packaged and shipped, within 3 business days of payment clearance, via USPS First Class Mail, unless you hear from me otherwise. I package to ensure that your purchase makes it to you in one piece, not aesthetics... I'm very practical that way. Shipping destinations are limited to the United States, US commonwealths and Canada only. No international shipping is offered at this time. Shipping charges are based on weight and in line with current USPS postal rates. Any shipping overages of $1 USD or more will be promptly refunded. Delivery confirmation for U.S. packages is provided at no extra cost.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to know the discounted combined shipping rate for multiple purchases.
Additional policies and FAQs
As referenced above if you see something you kind of like, but would like a base color change, wood or carving pattern change - let’s talk…
All items have been handcrafted. Hopefully each item will have a little hand-crafted quirk that will endear you even more to your new purchase. If we are not of the same mind in appreciating that quirk, please let me know. I want you to be happy.