Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Gift In A Nutshell

Every nut can be opened and my friend will find personal notes in them.
My very best friend has her birthday now. And I´ve spent some time figuring out what I should give her. I pretty soon found out that department store gifts was out of the question. So - I was left in my thinking to make something creative and special for her.

The notes has images of walnuts on them as well as the text.
After some time I decided to make faux walnuts in polymer clay. They are all hollow because inside of them there´re small notes with written appreciations of her friendship. So every day of the week she can open one of them to find my words to encourage her.

A sterling silver walnut in a key chain as a reminder each day.
I made another walnut for her to open on her birthday - that says that seven walnuts a day would keep her healthy. At least that´s what Ph.D Joe Vinson has found out: "Walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut".

Placed in their special box and the extra nut to open on her day.
So the nuts for my friend is also a symbol of an amazing nut with it´s protecting shell as well as the nourishment she´ll find inside. In addition I was so lucky to find a walnut in sterling silver as a key chain - to be a reminder to her every day that she means the world to me. The nut is also a copy of a real nut made with electroforming method.


Thank you for beeing my friend and for the joy you give me every day. And for your love and appreciation. You´re the best, dear!!!

All wrapped to go - with an almond to cheer it up.

17 comments:

  1. How wonderful such a special gift im sure your friend will love it!

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  2. Simply amazing! What a wonderful gift.
    I wonder, did you sculpt the walnuts individually or made a mold?

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  3. Love the nuts and their meaning. It's the perfect gift for a friend or love one.

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  4. if this isn't one of the most thoughtful, deeply personal and meaningful gifts i have ever seen... oh, lone, your are so lucky to have each other... and she will treasure this gift for always... i know i would...

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  5. Oh my goodness!! These are so great!!! I thought they were real when I first saw the photo... good job!! What a cool present :)

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  6. Lone, this is fantastic! I love your mind! Thanks so much for sharing this! I think it's so special! Take Care!

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  7. Thank you SilverNikNats!! She did - and that made me so happy!!

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  8. Thank you coffeeaddict!! I made a mould out of one walnut and used that for them.

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  9. Thank you so much mairedodd!!! It´s so special to make something from the heart - gives a new meaning to it!!!

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  10. Thank you Mary!!! It´s so fun to make polymer clay looks like something it isn´t!!

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  11. Thank you dear Stacy - I nearly couldn´t wait to tell you about this. Had to keep it secret until the big day!!! Hugs on the way!!

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  12. Lone this is really an amazing gift, I love the walnuts and the notes inside. It is just beautiful.
    I think it is so much more than any department store gift ever.
    Well done Lone, well done.

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  13. What a wonderful idea, ful of love and encouragement! Love it!!!

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  14. Thank you so much Marie!!

    Thank you Maja!!!!

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  15. That is the most thoughtful, creative, and unique idea for a birthday gift that I have seen in quite sometime! How lucky the two of you are to have such a beautiful friendship-Love love love this gifting idea~

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  16. Thank you so much BundlesofBlossoms!!!

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