So I was trying to write another post about a different project, when I realized that my photos were a bit lacking… (I really MUST do something about the limited light in my apartment!) Anyway, I’m going to try and snap some new pics, but until I do I thought I’d post another version of my fortune teller lights, this one a much smaller sphere.
Overall this light measures approximately 12 inches, but what really makes it unique is the construction method. I had discovered that if you put 4 fortune tellers into a square, you can then drop in a 5th one, on top of the middle pieces, and it sort of locks the whole thing together. Basically you can keep building this up, for a really nice and clean look, where you don’t have any gaps in between pieces because you have essentially built up a double thick layer of the fortune tellers.
I love how this looks, but I discovered there was one problem with doing this on a sphere. Because of the technique, you need the same number of fortune tellers in each row as you go around, but as the sphere gets smaller and smaller at the top and bottom you are going to have some problems because the same large number of fortune tellers that wrapped around the middle aren’t going to all fit around the top. I ended up starting to turn the fortune tellers in funny directions, and sort of figuring out a different pattern for the very top and bottom, but overall I decided this technique was way too difficult to use on a sphere, so I think this gorgeous light will probably be one of a kind.
I do love the smaller size though, so I might try the simpler technique I used for the large size, but just use a smaller lantern this time. Of course at the moment my fingers are going numb from folding so many fortune tellers so that project just might have to wait a little while!
For now, enjoy!! Ciao, Allison