If you've hung around the DIY blogosphere for any amount of time, you most likely learned one thing above all others: anything can be made into a lamp.
That, of course, doesn't mean you should turn everything into a lamp...I once saw one created from an old 1970s teddy bear that was so awful I actually had a nightmare about it. Literally, this thing haunted my dreams.But there are lots of clever, personalized lights to be made, like these clever pendant lights created from circuit boards. Some old electronics junk, an IKEA Hemma cordset, a bit of wire --> done.
Geektastic Lighting [IKEAHackers.net]