Man, that was quick! Went to fetch the package from jMi today only I expected it to be from a completely different swap. (and I didn't know who it was from when I went to the post office to get it ofcourse...) And then I see that the huge package doesn't say "holland" as expected...
Opened it in the car on the way over to my parents house. As soon as I got back home, this happened
You turn your back for two minutes...
The colors are very funky for some reason. Imagine everything which contains any tiny hue of red a bit less red
I got this really cute letter set
And I'm completely in love with the neon pens too.
Then there was this cute little box
Though the seashell had fallen off... But I can glue it back on.
And inside I found this wonderful jewellry set which matched my outfit for dinner perfectly
It looked even better on me when I was less tired and my hair wasn't as messed up after having been outside in the rain and wind playing games. (we're just like that)
I got a tiny closeup on the necklace
But none on the earrings! Gah! Didn't think that far... *sigh* But they're super gorgeus.. If I know the terms correctly, the "pendant" and the bottom bits of the earrings are abalone. The earrings are like.. hooks.. with a long metal bit/staff/pokeythingyIcan'tname'causeit'stoolateatnight with two of those white discs at the end, and a piece of abalone hanging from that bit.
Um... Sorry for the lame desc. jMi, if you have a good pic of the earrings, please post them! I suck at taking pics of earrings, partially 'cause I haven't got the ears for earrings if you look that closely.
Aaand the main event!
There's this palm tree beach image under a big chunk of what I assume is resin or something (my boyfriend and my father thought it was glass at first) and there's bits of lyrics and in each corner are actual seashells with the top rising above the resin
Around the lid is also lyrics, bits that feel extra relevant in connection to the reason I gave for choosing this song...
In the front there is a really nice metal frame to put a tiny photo in.
Open up! And there's a mirror in the lid! And three compartments with images in the bottom.
And if yuo remove those...
You reach the bottom of the box, and just looking at it makes me feel like I'm on a tropical beach of my own.
I'm so in love with this. And my boyfriend seemed to really like the it too. He also said that he loved the jewellry on me.
And as a result, what I almost sent away today feels like it completely sucks! Aarrrgh! I have to make more and better things, quickly! *would be drowning in swap nerves if it wasn't so late at night*