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Orthoceras Fossil table lamp and orthoceras fossil home decor

Orthoceras: Shelled Marauder of the Seas

Fossils of the Orthoceras are found in Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Morocco, and Antarctica. Usually found in limestone, when polished they develop wonderful black and white contrast and a beautiful shine. We like using them to create our Orthoceras stand home accessories and table lamps. Some designers use larger sections

Ammonite fossils on Lucite bases for home décor

Ammonite Fossils Inspire Wonder

Our new line of home accessories features amazing authentic fossils which provide wonderful texture in any room! And you don’t even have to dig them up yourself! Our most popular have been our ammonite fossils on steel and acrylic stands in sets of three. Beautiful. But how about a little

selenite crystal used in home decor and home lighting

Selenite: A Slice of the Moon

When you walk along the beach, are you one who scans the sands for the most beautiful stone or shell? I am! And when looking at products for the home, there is one geological specimen that especially grabs the eye. It is Selenite. Frequently used to refer to satin spar,

Creating Calm in a Time of Chaos

Creating Calm in a Time of Chaos

Have you ever wanted to create a soothing atmosphere with your home decor? When life feels a bit out of control, it is helpful to surround oneself with items that have history, that have weathered storms.  And even better if those items have TEXTURE! Many will simply say that decorating

Shop Online with Ferro Designs

  “The first trade show we went to was in Leiper’s Fork, TN near Franklin. We brought all six of our children with us. They thought it was hilarious that their dad couldn’t back a trailer. We didn’t sell a thing!” But it didn’t take long for Mark and his

Decorative Cast Iron made into a custom iron table lamp

The Fleur Scroll Table Lamp: Our Creative Process

  Today, we would like to open the door of our workshop and welcome you in to see our wonderful lamp building process.  Some of our lighting is created using a vintage piece which could be made of wood, marble, wrought iron, or a geological specimen, but today we will

vintage balloon molds and vintage balloon mold table lamp

Balloon Mold Lamps Promise Playful Style

Ferro Designs’ vintage balloon mold lamps demonstrate a unique and unexpected look, featuring actual portions of an authentic wood balloon mold. Who knows if perhaps you have played with a balloon off this very mold!  Crafted of steel with an acrylic base, a nickel-plated brass socket, the wood balloon mold,

Custom iron lighting

SMART Custom Lighting

I just read a statistic that more than 30% of households in the U.S. own a smart speaker!  As a rather old-fashioned, do-it-myself kind of person, that truly amazes! But on second thought, I can see ADVANTAGES to using some of the smart home technology available out there with your

4 Steps to Choosing Your PERFECT Lamp Shade

Design and Photo Credit: Tonya G. Kilpatrick Choosing a lamp shade for your custom lamp is not as complicated as it may seem.  When a customer asks for help with the selection process, their first question is usually… What shape lamp shade should I be looking for? Some people have

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