Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

Last night was spent catching up on my box-making. I needed to make a few to house some pieces that are going to the 'Ladies Night' event at Byard Art, Cambridge I remember, when I started creating my jewellery pieces I was conscious that they needed to be housed safely giving them that precious feel. I sourced various companies that supplied boxes but they never really seemed to have what I was looking for. In the end I created my own.

This means that each piece has a box made to fit it and I can use the pages of the same book which completes the story. Then just to finish each box off I stamp them with the Rare Notions initials.

Box-making has not been an easy option, I am not particularly accurate and tend to work by eye which doesn't tend to work so well. Over time though, my skills have improved and my boxes have taken on a comfortable, well liven in feel.

1 comment:

gillianleesmith said...

Aah I love this idea Phionna - I too have been struggling to find 'just the right box' for my brooches and characters and have been thinking about making my own - just haven't had the courage to give it a go yet but you have inspired me to give it a try!