How to Create a Vintage Rope Lamp with a Mason Jar
If you have no experience with wiring lights, it really is a simple thing to do. In fact, you take a regular old extention cord, snip off the "extender" / the end that doesn't plug into the wall and you are left with two wires. Separate the wires (insulated by the cord cover) and strip off the insulation a little bit so that you can effectively twist those wires onto the light socket wires.
A light socket is about $3.50 at Home Depot or Lowes... You'll notice two wires at the back of the socket. You twist one into one side of your "extention cord", and the other into the other wire.
You'll want to use electrical tape, or a wire nut to make sure all bare wire is no longer exposed or able to touch anything else to prevent shock, or a fire hazard. Really easy!
The rest is just taking an old rope, unraveling one of the strands of the rope, and hiding the extention cord in it, then putting the rope back into place.
Of course you will need to drill a hole in the lid of your jar so that your "rope cord" can be ran out of the top of the jar and be plugged into the wall.
Because of the spiral aspect of the rope, you'll need about 6 feet of cord for a 3 foot piece of rope.
This is a very easy project to do. I recently used the same concept to build indoor grow lights (with 6 lights wired together) to grow about 40 tomato plants indoors over the cooler months. That project, however, is for another day.