Making a special lamp finial is another way to individualize a lamp & shade. It will surprise you how much the perfect lamp finial will add to your special lamp. The things needed to make lamp finials are threefold; lamp finial hardware, a special found objects, and basic tools and supplies. Shop for the lamp finial hardware below. Appropriate found objects can be made of glass, plastic, metal, resin, ceramic, china, wood, femo, plaster, etc. The basic tools and supplies may include a hacksaw, small file, drill, 1/4-27 tap for threading, reamer, bench vise, small paint brushes, small hammer, epoxy, super glue, wood putty, acrylic paint, clear varnish.