Monday, February 16, 2009

Special Delivery

My latest necklace - your very own (American) mailbox!


The flag is up - suggesting there is mail inside so open it up and sure enough, the lid is hinged and there is a special message inside just for you.

Here, I have a message that says “miss you”.....but you can chose your own message, for example “will you marry me?” (what a great way to propose!!!), “love you”, best friends”, “all my love”.....or anything you can think up ( as long as it's not too many words!!!). The little message is attached to a chain on the inside so you don’t lose it.


An unusual necklace with lovely customizable message. What message would you send?

I've made a piece before that was called "Special delivery" and that was a bird carrying a big red heart. This time the message is hidden inside so not quite as obvious - or maybe it's a secret message that only the wearer knows...you know how I love secrets and surprises!


I remember when we first moved to the US and had our own mailbox like this. It seemed fun to have the little flag that you could raise if you put mail in for posting and the postman could also raise if they delivered mail to you. Just different for us I guess, but now we only have a box as part of a larger box with our neighbors, so no flag raising :-(

8 comments:

Chocolate and Steel said...

oh, I love this!!! What a clever idea. You are so good.

Ruth said...

Thanks Christine. Glad you like it. All those inspirations out there! You see you grew up with mail boxes with little flags and I didn't so it's all different!!!

Wendren said...

Very cute and novel. Love it! :)

Lily Pang said...

Such a cute idea. Lovely!

Beaded Zen said...

How adorable! If I could leave a msg it would "be blessed" so the wearer would be...well...blessed :)

sorry you don't have your own mail box...city living

florcita said...

what a fantastic idea!!! So creative Ruth! Congrats.

Easterya said...

Such a gorgeous piece, so interactive!!! You are A-MA-ZING!!!

Ruth said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. I think the next one I make will be a little bigger! Those tiny hinges were a wonderful challenge!!!!