Making your life brighter, one box at a time.

Lakewood, California

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Announcement    For videos of these light boxes in action, check out our website at www.makelight.net.


Last updated on Dec 2, 2015

For videos of these light boxes in action, check out our website at www.makelight.net.


Shelly Sennikoff

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Shelly Sennikoff


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About WeMakeLight

Sales 28
On Etsy since 2015

Making your life brighter, one box at a time

I have been a photographer for over 20 years and have more recently discovered a fascination for woodworking. Several years ago, I started developing ideas about how to bring these two passions together. After testing many different ideas and designs, I settled on one that was very similar to the photo lights in this shop. At that point, I was making these photo lights for the mere pleasure of displaying them in my home. However, as friends came to visit and noticed them hanging around the house, their positive reactions and encouragement prompted me to develop the design further.

In January 2015, I began selling the current design on Etsy. This proved to be moderately successful, but I felt that I was not reaching a wide enough audience. Toward the middle of last year, I launched MakeLight and began selling the photo lights on a dedicated website (www.makelight.net), at craft shows and art walks, and in a few small retail stores. The response has been extremely positive and I have received great feedback.

I continually try to develop new ideas for improvement, and I look forward to introducing new features in the future.

Shop members

  • Shelly Sennikoff


    Shelly is a self-taught photographer who also enjoys woodworking. The photo lights in this shop are the result of several years developing ideas about how to merge these two passions together.

  • Joseph Negro


    Joseph has been shooting, designing, and programming for over 40 years. In that time his professional entanglements have included Voyager, Criterion Collection, Filmforum, Sympathy for the Record Industry, SST, LAFLA, Epson, and Northgate Markets.

Production partners

  • Coastal Reprographic Services

    Santa Maria, CA

    CRS prints most of the images that are used in the photo lights. They have been wonderful to work with, doing multiple test runs until the output was exactly what I was looking for. They use quality materials and put out a great looking product!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2016
Thank you for visiting our shop! The photo lights in this shop feature our original photography in handmade wooden boxes, lit by phasing multicolor LEDs. We are MakeLight...making your life brighter, one box at a time.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payments are due upon order. CA sales tax is applied to all orders shipping to CA. Please contact us within 24 hours if you wish to cancel your order.
We ship USPS priority 2-day mail.