Apologies for the long disappearance, life got a bit busy and I feel terrible but I just wasn’t able to find the time to write blog posts. Sorry!! For today I thought I’d jump back in with a quick and fun variation on one of my most popular designs, my large faceted pendant light made from fortune tellers. This time instead of using plain white paper, I used pages from a French road atlas instead, creating a wonderfully colorful light with a very different feel from the crisp white version.
Personally I am loving this updated version, it is also smaller than my previous light, this one measures approximately 14 inches across instead of 18. I think the colorful maps make for a really fun light, which would look awesome in a bedroom or den, especially in a kids bedroom.
I used 4 inch squares of paper (if I remember correctly) and a 12 inch lantern, and approximately 125-150 fortune tellers, I can’t remember the exact number.
One interesting difference is the look of the light when lit. The maps let less light through than the plain white paper, so when the light is turned on the centers of the fortune tellers are much more opaque. While somewhat unexpected at first, I think it leads to added visual interest when the light is on, for a more varied surface overall.
What do you guys think?
I’ll be back this week with another new project, I promise! For now, have a lovely Saturday evening. Cheers! Allison
(Oh and of course I forgot to mention, it’s available in my Etsy shop!)