It's my birthday. It's not a milestone type birthday. It's just my day.
Rick comes up with the most ingenious packaging for his gifts to me. This morning I woke up to a small box wrapped with the grocery store ad from the newspaper. Instead of ribbon, he decorated the package with the twirly things that are left after you drill something. (I wonder if those have a name?). These were from some steel and some lovely blue plastic. The package was quite festive, actually.
The card - he makes the best cards - is made from copper that he heat treated to alter the color. Here's the best part -- he used fold-forming techniques so that it actually opens, like a card! It's really beautiful.
Oh yeah, there was a present too! The earrings are mokume gane domed discs with that wonderful patina he uses to turn the copper parts blue. Just yummy.
My day has started out perfectly.