Hexagonal shaped silk lampshades are designed with six equal sides, forming the hexagonal shape at the top and at the bottom of the lampshade. Octagonal shaped silk lampshades are designed with eight equal sides, forming the octagonal shape at the top and the bottom of the lampshade. Both the hardback and silk hexagon and octagon lampshades are made on a “frame” which consists of a set of inter-connected wires. The round top ring (or hexagonal top ring) is attached to the round bottom ring by a series of vertical wires – which define the shape or style of the lampshade.
Step 1: Select your hexagon or octagon lampshade type