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My birthday was almost three months ago, but I still haven’t gotten around to showing a special present I received. My friends Diede and Tomas (with the mental support from Timo) made me a necklace. Not just any necklace. They made me a necklace out of miniature lightbulbs with the most tiny origami cranes inside in rainbow colours. How awesome is that?

Picture two heavily bearded dudes in a highly feminine beads&craft shop, discussing the perfect shape and size of a necklace. They didn’t just hollow out the bulbs and fold the cranes themselves, they even fixed each bulb with cloth and wax to prevent moist and dirt from getting inside.

I am amazed by the effort they put into this project, and how spot on the design is. Jewelry and taste are difficult things to get right, but the necklace is really me.

Pretty amazing necklace, right?

[Actually there was at least double the amount of bulbs and cranes, but one bulb broke so I rearranged the necklace somewhat when I fixed it and kept the rest as ‘spare’ ones.]


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    floating thru fields

    October 29, 2013 at 21:37

    this is awesome and the sweetest gift ever :)

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    October 29, 2013 at 22:51

    This is amazing! What a lovely and time consuming thing for them to do for you, it really is a perfect necklace for you

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    October 29, 2013 at 23:45

    Those are so tiny! Woah! Such a pretty necklace and thoughtful gift :)

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    October 30, 2013 at 02:14

    That’s so cute! What a unique gift — you have very thoughtful friends!

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    October 30, 2013 at 02:52

    Such a thoughtful and kind gift and to someone who is very deserving of such. <3

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    October 30, 2013 at 08:06

    That is so original, i have never seen anything like it!

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    Green Tea and Cupcakes

    October 30, 2013 at 08:48

    Such a sweet gift that you wont see everyone wearing.

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    Nicole Underwood

    October 30, 2013 at 13:26

    That is amazing!!!

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    October 30, 2013 at 14:42

    This is darling! Such an amazing gift. And perfect for you because of your 1,000 origami crane project. So lovely. Happy belated birthday!! :)

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    Lost My Mitten

    October 30, 2013 at 15:37

    Such a cute necklace!

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    October 31, 2013 at 19:31

    this is lovely!

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    October 31, 2013 at 23:39

    OMG this is so cool! As if someone actually made this?! It must have taken them soo long! I can’t even imagine how difficult it must have been to even fold such teeny cranes, let alone get them into teeny lighbulbs! Amazing!
    Eleanor x

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    November 2, 2013 at 02:32

    you have the most amazing friends ever. thats SO cool

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    November 3, 2013 at 19:54

    Wow, that is sooooo sweet! You are a lucky one! :)

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    November 3, 2013 at 21:14

    super cute & unique!!

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    November 8, 2013 at 04:12

    No freaking way! This is so neat! :D These are the 2 coolest guys ever!

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    Alexandria Brady

    November 13, 2013 at 04:44

    This is amazing! They put so much hard work into it, you’re one lucky girl!

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    Liz Queenlila

    November 21, 2013 at 15:44

    so cute!! argh!! :D


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