The theme of this unique gourd lamp is poison ivy. No painting is applied on the gourd. A large, pear-shaped gourd was selected for this lamp, and was drilled with a design of poison ivy. There are around 3500 small holes on the gourd to form the shape of leaves. Instead of painting, nearly 1500 beads in different colors were embedded to add colored light when the lamp is on. The gourd was sealed with a protective gloss varnish and mounted onto a wooden base.