Friday, 12 March 2010

No Peeking MUM!!!

My Mother is celebrating a very special birthday this month and I wanted to buy her something lovely for it.

I found these incredible Art Deco matching earings and necklace (costume jewellery) and then had the dilema of how should I post them to get to New Zealand safely.
I couldn't just pop them in a jiffy bag or wrap them in paper so I decided to cover an old Christmas card box and turn it into a box come card, come necklace holder!!

I extremely reluctantly cut into my Graphic 45 papers from Toni, but I figured that Mum deserves a beautiful box more than I need to stroke my papers!! The flower is made with the candle technique and Organza and I fixed them with a vintage pin from a car boot sale.

You can see the rest of it at Bubbly Scrumptious...unless your name is Sylvia and it's your birthday soon!!
Made with love...
Ruth xxx

15 comments:

Sarah Lou said...

Oh my, that is perfectly delectable!!!

My Wedding Party said...

WOW!! How beautiful, I wish I had the imagination you have to create such beautiful pieces!

I do have a question for you though, do you stick each rhinestone on to your peices individually? How do you have the patience??

Guylaine said...

wow this is beautiful!

zandra said...

Really fabulous! How sweet!
Have a great weekend!
Hugz, Z

Karen said...

Oh your Mum will love this Ruth, beautiful necklace too XXX

Chele said...

Sucha thoughtful idea! I'm sure your Mum will love it ;0)

Elly said...

This is the perfect gift-wrapping!!!! Gorgeous! Your Mum will love it!
Have a nice weekend!

downrightcrafty said...

Fantastic what a way to wrap a gift and I am sure it will be treasured
Hugs Kate xx

Micayla said...

Your Mum will love the thought and work that has gone into such a lovely present Ruth.

LazyKay said...

Well, what can I say? This is absolutely gorgeous and those words, wow, wish I'd seen them before I posted my Mum's mother's day card - I love that verse and have saved it.

Yes, it was definitely worth using your papers and what beautiful stuff you bought to put inside the box as well as making the box a real treasure.

Your Mum will be in tucks I'm sure.

xxxxxxxxx

LazyKay said...

Oh forgot to say, what's the candle technique you used to make the flowers? Not heard of it before.

xxxxxxxx

Metal_Minish said...

Such a great idea, and the result is really beautiful!

Pia said...

Wooow Ruth what a fantastic pretty box, lovely details wow
hugs Piaxx

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, this is a stunning altered box - Love it!!

loriete said...

Stunning! Simply stunning! Your mother will love it!