I found some lamp-making kits through this seller on Ebay, knowing that with some awesome rocks, I could make my own glamazon lamps. On our last day trip to a little mining town, I snagged two, large (about 5 lbs each) amethysts for a really reasonable price.
I gilded the base of the rock with paint, and painted the lamp base red per Ben's suggestion. I had planned to go boring-black on the base, but am so glad I went with my hubster's opinion, as I love how the purple-red-gold color combo amps up the glam factor. Dontcha hate it when spouse's are right? ;)
As you can see, the rock sits in front of the lamp pole, which isn't quite the perfect-professional look I'd like to have, but it makes for a very simple project, and overall, gives the look I was going for. The lampshade still needs a little zhushing, too.
Yes, my bedside table needs some serious styling help, but you get the idea. A+ for effort, right?