I got the nicest call a couple of weeks later from a couple who were wanting to clean out their garage.
I cleared my schedule on a day that the grandkids were out of school and took Tyler with me to load the trunk. I think he also rode along to make sure we stopped at every McDonald's on the way.
Springfiled, MO has a stained glass shop that sells scrap glass by the pound. Whenever I am close I stop by and pick through the bin. These curvy pieces came home with me. I used an 18 inch glass tile to make a mosaic. Not quite a 'flip a coin' but I did make sure if I picked up a piece I had to lay it on the tile. Nothing was cut, even the smaller filler pieces came from the scrap pile from projects in progress.
This is the first of two lamps I hope to restore and use either in my home office or in my sewing room. We will not hold our breath. Both look doable but I do have a bad habit of thinking and not doing.