This is the lamp shade that uses the locking mechanism for assembly. After building the lamp, it became obvious why it can’t be glued together. Fully assembled, you would not be able to attach to a pendant, nor change bulbs. I will say, once I built the mockup, I had to go full scale.
Wood looks good.
Frosted acrylic looks great. The opportunities are boundless. I can can see using colored acrylic or various types of wood.