Every bad comment every reviewer wrote about the fake plastic beads on this lamp is true. They are completely worthless. They are cheap and-- surprising to me-- were crudely sewn onto a ragged piece of cloth which was then haphazardly attached the lamp... Instead of the beads being attached individually to the lamp shade themselves. The bead job is so bad, I instantly CUT THEM OFF and let the rest of the lamp speak for itself. Unlike other reviewers, I did NOT find the lamp base to be light, crudely made or cheap looking. The base on the lamp I received was perfect and complimented the shade PERFECTLY. The shade-- which, in my mind is why you buy a Tiffany-style lamp-- is every bit as BEAUTIFUL as you might imagine... and EVEN MORE SO. The accent colors used in the shade fit extremely well with the overall look. The shade sits a little high on delivery but the manufacturer has wisely left a lot of room to lower the shade... So even if you display the lamp up high, you will NOT see the bulbs under the shade... I believe a MUST HAVE feature of any decent Tiffany-style lamp. (Take Note: You will have to get a washer/spacer or two for the finial to reach all the way down to the shade if you decide to lower the shade as far as it will go.) If you can get past LOSING the shoddy bead work (BELIEVE ME, YOU DON'T NEED IT and YOU WILL NOT WANT IT)-- you will absolutely love this lamp.