Once, as a child, I found a spider in my parents' garden. I remember catching it in a jar because I thought it looked unusual, but I never figured out what kind of spider it was and unfortunately didn't get any pictures. I've been looking for it in books and on the Internet since, based on memory, with no luck.
This was twenty years ago now, and I realize my memory of it may not be good enough to identify it now, but here's trying.
What I remember best was its abdomen, which was a dark metallic blue and sort of rectangular in shape. Its body was probably about 1.5 cm long, without the legs, and maybe 1 cm wide or a little less (I was a child, things look bigger when you're small.) It was found in a garden in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark, sitting on a bed sheet drying in the sun. It left only a few strings of web, almost like a bridge, from the bottom of the jar to the lid where it had escaped during the night because the lid wasn't sealed. I never found it again or saw another spider like it.