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I enjoy all my commissions but some stand out from the crowd: this is one such.  Towards the end of 2015 I was contacted by a gentleman in the US who had been hunting for a ring box for an engagement ring and had finally stumbled upon my Harry Potter themed trinket boxes.  He was very interested and so was I!  He told me his plans, and bearing these in mind I put my thinking cap on.  The box itself was straightforward, being a standard trinket box but with the addition of the note seen above.  The slightly tricky bit was how to get the ring to stay put, as he’d be carrying the box in a backpack on a hike during the lead up to the proposal.

Hmmm.

The solution turned out to be quite wonderfully simplistic in the end, an insert of acetate in which the ring could be lodged – thus giving the impression that it was floating above the quote.  As I don’t wear rings I had to improvise when making a mock up to show Chris.

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Even with a Scrabble tile it worked well!  Chris was happy with this solution so I got his box made and sent off.  As I didn’t have his ring to hand, and getting a snug fit was imperative, I sent him a number of the acetates (already cut to size and folded to fit the box) so he could cut the ring slot himself. Photos of the finished box are below, and I’ve blurred out part of the address for obvious reasons of privacy.

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I got the box made and sent in super quick time and then we were at the mercy of the postal service – and it was a very close call.  The box arrived just in time, and the proposal went ahead.  Chris has been kind enough to send me some of the photographs that were taken on the day so I could share their happy moment with all of you.

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Look at her face!

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It’s been a while since I introduced a new type of product to my Etsy shop, but here goes… self adhesive wax seals.  Wax seals add such a beautiful touch to letters or packages, but can be a bit tricky to get right.  I’ve done all the hard work for you and these wax seals have got a sticky pad on the back so that all you need to do is peel off the backing and stick it on.  Easy peasy!

I have two designs available at the moment: thank you, and love.

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If you’d like to order a larger quantity (for a wedding, perchance) then please do contact me for an estimate of costs.

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Weekword: Love

This week our host is Emily over at Ready for an Adventure – pop along to her blog and find out who else is playing.

So, this week’s word is love – very appropriate bearing in mind it was Valentine’s Day on Tuesday and therefore quite a lot of the population are feeling very loved up.  I don’t actually bother with Valentine’s Day, so I decided to skip the lovey-dovey stuff and just have fun with ink to produce something for Weekword.

It’s a bit random, but I loved seeing the silver ink going onto the black page, it was immensely satisfying.  So, just a random drawing from me, but I hope you like it.

I’ll be hosting Weekword next week, so please stick your head in on Monday to find out which word I’ve chosen!

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