Monday, May 17, 2010

Jellyfish Lights - so pretty!

If you are looking for a unique light for your patio you will find many shops that sell these pretty little lights on 5th Avenue, just off of Constituyentes.  I'm not exactly sure what they are carved from but it seems to be some sort of a gourd.  They are quite a hard shell, I guess you would call it, and each one is carved with flowers or fish or whatever the artist has been inspired to create, then colored glass balls are inset to add color and beauty to the effect, an electrical cord with a socket and light bulb are inserted  and it is completed by strings of shells hanging from the bottom.  They get their name from the fact that the complete effect is similar to the shape of a jellyfish.  They come in many shapes and sizes and I would recommend that you shop around because the prices vary in each shop.

I have one of these beautiful lights at my home in Canada but haven't really appreciated it until I was given one by our friends when they were down staying with us at our condo in Playa del Carmen.  We mounted it on the deck and enjoyed an evening outside under it's light.  Not only are they a nice piece of art but the effects of the light coming through the carved sections onto the walls and floors creates another interesting pattern to be admired. (Sorry for the poor picture quality). I think I may even get another one to put on the deck just because they're so pretty!  My brother says I'm a real hippy now because I have jellyfish lights - well okay I'd rather be a hippy in Playa del Carmen than a popsicle in Canada!

PS:  Want to come play in Playa del Carmen?