Don't mind me while I take over this thread for a moment. I received a beauteous package from our fearless organizer Pixiefirefly yesterday.
I have no photos of the package as it arrived as I was way to excited to think about photos at that point. Everything arrived all wrapped up in tissue like tiny presents. My SO actually decided to torture me by texting me at work to tell me my package was waiting for me! It was cruel I tell you!
In my questionnaire I mentioned my love (aka obsession) with necklaces, and also my love of green, gold, and pearls, and she delivered!
Necklace & earring set #1. Aren't the gold circles lovely?
Necklace & earring set #2. I literally had to take these off to photograph them, since I wore them to work today. The crappy photo doesn't really capture the detail in the gold findings, but they are intricate and lovely. The crystals are also all very sparkly, which I greatly approve of. I think the general glow from these confused my camera, as it refused to take a decent photo of this set.
Pixie was super considerate of my metal allergies and used gold earwires. Yay earrings I can wear!
Next, she included some extras - some gorgeous green fabric with flowers and a sari border, and matching thread (so handy!) and gold trim. When my man saw these he said, "don't you already own that?" because it totally looks like something I would buy! I shall put it to good use.
In my questionnaire I also mentioned that I bring sewing to work, and any supplies to help me do this would be appreciated. So she sent me this adorable painted wooden box.
WHICH IS A PIN CUSHION! How clever is this for a portable pin cushion??? I love the luxe fabric she used inside. The paint also has a subtle sparkle which doesn't come through in the photos. Very fancy.
And finally, the pièce de résistance, this amazing two strand necklace with a gold heart centerpiece.
I felt like Elizabeth I when I put it on.
It will look amazing with:
a) the intricate Renaissance gown I now want to make to go with it, and,
b) a little black dress!
Isn't it wonderful? (Excuse my fridge backdrop, it gets the best light).
Thank you so, so much, Pixie! I really do love everything and will be getting good use out of all of it. Also, thank you for organizing this whole Tudor swap business, I've had a lot of fun with it.