And the custom card?The keepsake box was decadently lined wth satin and crumpled tissue. Each bead came with its own organza storage bag…Both were wired as pendants with antiqued sterling silver findings… …the goddess decorated with freshwater pearls and the god with (the much more macho) hematite. The pearls, hematite and glass used for their wings and armour are all beautifully irridescent – i wish it showed better in the photos… I also added removable antiqued chains to bind them together… Isn’t this a lovely picture? This one too…And of course, most importantly… their reaction:
“Hi Evelyn, they were speechless and like WOW. They loved the gift. They even thanked me 2 days later for such a unique gift, Marilyne noted that she loves and collects boxes so the packaging was great and the small skull on it Marilyne noticed right away. They said it was the the most unique thing they had ever seen. I think they were blown away by it and Shawn said, when you said you got crafted beads done, I just thought they would be traditional, this is WOW…WOW!”This was hands down one of the most enjoyable custom orders i have ever worked on – i had SO much fun both researching Goth culture and designing the beads and getting the packaging made for the final order.
Thanks for your patience everyone, and I hope you all enjoyed this little adventure as much as I did.