I am not a masochist. It´s just that my first Venetian lamp went away as a gift to my sister in law and her family. So it has to be replaced. This shade is important to me, as it differs from most others we know from Tiffany Studios. Its design is very well balanced and the glass glowing like a bunch of jewels if selected with care and attention. What else is needed ? time, patience, and a little bit more precision than usual. The leadlines should be fine, as the single glass pieces are really tiny in some areas. The lamp on the right is from the NY historical society.