I envy the crafty people on Etsy. Not only do they have the most fabulous, creative, stunning ideas, but they also have skillful fingers to boot. Luckily, they are willing to part with their sweet creations for cash, which is something I actually can conjure up every once in a while. This week, I'm purring over this paper pendant lamp (only $30!) by Zipper8Lighting, aka Allison Patrick. Based in New York, Allison's a recent architecture grad who decided to fill her free time by crafting, well, crafty things. Her Etsy shop is full of gorgeous lighting that I desperately want to hoard and stick in every corner of my apartment. The lamps and shades are made from repurposed items like coffee filters, plastic bags, straws (and books, obviously), but the end result belies each project's humble beginnings. Check out this show-stopping ruffle pendant light and this super-glam spiky lamp for additional proof.
To snatch up the artichoke light above, click here. To browse the rest of her work, go here.