Sunday, October 16, 2011

20000 leagues under the sea

Today is my sister-in-law's birthday (Happy Birthday, Dana!)

She is crazy about beaches (and the Black Sea, and the Ocean, and...) so a few years back I was trying to figure out some sea-related gift that I can make her.

I love nature - and although I prefer hiking mountains to watching the waves break, there is one activity I always enjoyed when going to the beach: shell picking. A few years back, on our Florida trip, I found some beautiful ones - I spent hours rummaging the sand and looking for shells.

Getting the shells out on the table - a new idea was born: one of the personalized gel candles. I love all my gel candles, but this one is a really lovely one: the bubbles coming to the surface make you imagine there is a creature somewhere down there, under those perfect shells.

I made them in a blue colour too, but somehow I like the purely transparent one better - it is very easy to use it for decor, as it will match with absolutely everything.

A mysterious gift: what do you think it can hide under the shells?!


  1. This is really nice AND thoughtful. I wish I could think of things like this. So very cool.

  2. Oh, Dennis - but you are doing other things :) Thank you!


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