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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2017 11:57:43 AM »

So I received my package from Griminspirations yesterday. Sort of. I've had a few things damaged in mailing over the years, although not many, but I've never seen anything as thoroughly demolished as this box.



The US Post Office had cocooned the whole thing in plastic wrap to keep it contained, and included a pre-printed note apologizing for the damage "by our highly sophisticated mechanized and automated equipment" and (thanks to the clear address label Maria had put on the box), it was delivered. It arrived along with an almost identically sized (as nearly as I can tell) box from SonjaBoo in the Altered Tea Tin Swap, so it looked like a before-and-after picture. Angry

Inside was just a jumble of mangled cardboard, shredded packing and minute fragments of glass and something that was probably polymer clay. I could tell that it had been packed properly, though, and nothing short of the massive hammer-blow it had received would have damaged the contents. But no amount of expert packaging could have protected it from whatever-the-heck happened.

But miraculously, it wasn't all gone.

Right beside the pulverized remains of what had obviously been a heavy glass jar was another tiny, wrapped package which I untied with a sinking heart, only to find this:



Look how tiny he is!



How could something as fragile as this tiny bell jar have survived the carnage? I don't know, but it makes me love him all the more!

Griminspirations did include some supporting material which, although a bit mangled, shows what I would have found if USPS hadn't had such a bad day.





I'm so sorry this happened to such a great object, and of course I would have loved to see it in person, but I hope my dear swap partner can post some photos so we can all see how fabulous it once was. In the end I have a good story and my precious little cyclops. Kiss

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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2017 01:53:26 PM »

cyclops rocks!
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« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2017 06:41:46 PM »

I mailed Wulf his item.  Unfortunately, the USPS system destroyed it. Angry
I took many photos, due to how happy I was with it.  So here is a full view of what it was.

   

   

   

It was made with polymer clay and the abdomen was hollow because I wanted a light dainty piece,  But  looking at that box I dont even think a heavier piece would have survived that wreckage.  Sigh..
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« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2017 07:23:39 PM »

Oh, Griminspirations. I'm so sorry. This sucks a whole pile of gravel. Your creation was really unique and thoughtful. I'm sorry about the decimation.
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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2017 07:32:40 PM »

She IS beautiful! I love the way you folded the legs up - it's exactly the way a real spider looks.

I'm so glad you took good photos before sending. I sometimes forget or don't have time to do it, and I often regret that.

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« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2017 10:19:12 AM »

so glad to see your piece, grim, it is gorgeous! So sorry it got smashed.
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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2017 01:01:11 PM »

Arghhh what a shame Sad It was a truly great piece...
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« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2017 09:39:02 AM »

I'm so sorry the arachnid didn't make it!  I've lost a box to the USPS as well, but it was not nearly as nice as she was.

Hopefully the postal gods are satisfied, and everyone else packages will travel safely.

(Tiny Cyclops is great as well!)
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« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2017 08:23:06 AM »

Thank you for the kind words Wulf (and everyone who's commented) I hope to recreate it, it's just not going to be as soon as I'd like.   

As far as the postal gods, I guess they wanted it to be an Archaeological D.I.Y. kit.   Angry
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« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2017 08:48:23 AM »

Not to make light of this, but your creature looked REAL. I wonder if someone found bits of it and had a HOLY COW, WHAT IS THAT, moment?
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