Sunday, March 15, 2009
Inside this shipping box is a necklace, a special one. It's on its way to its new home with a lovely new friend.
Making the shipping materials are part of what takes my time, but I wanted an especially nice packaging for this necklace. The paper is decorated with prints from my own handmade collages, handpainted originals printed onto heavy paper. I make the boxes myself, this one uses brads to hold it together. I think it looks like a vintage wine box with rivets in antiqued brass.
Inside there is a hand dyed shibori organza envelope, enclosing the necklace wrapped in protective shipping materials. I dyed the fabric some time ago, it was an experiment in using the organza and I only had that very small piece of a rectangle of cloth. I stitched the edges and made a simple envelope out of it, very lightweight.
On the front flap, the areas where the shibori string were wrapped to do the dyeing show clearly, I love that about it. It shows its nature as hand dyed and unique.
I'm closing up the box, putting it into the mail to head to its new home. I hope the new owner enjoys the package and its contents.
Now I need to use my new paint colors to make some more collages, I like using them for boxes!