I've noticed more and more that people get rid of doilies either by thrifting them, giving them away for free, or throwing them out. Here's a creative and unique looking idea for a light shade using doilies.
DIY Cat Bookmark Tutorial from One Artsy Mama. Since you are using soft wire this should be quite easy to bend and hammer depending on the look you want. Also, you can make a smaller version for a necklace. For one of the best DIY Wire archives go.