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Sunday 13 July 2014

Jewellery Box

Hi everybody,
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather here in West Sussex, turned out to be better than we expected.
I had to go to The Craft Barn in Surrey this afternoon. I took my samples and had to get more supplies for my classes. The first one is now on Wednesday 6th August and my next one on 28th August. I have just got another sample to do.

This is a jewellery box I have made for an order. I bought the wooden trunk from The Craft Barn and painted it with the base colour of purple. I then did the crackle technique, using a cream colour for the top coat.
I used Martha Stewart Air Dry Clay to make the flowers and butterflies.
The roses I made just in the palm of my hand. For the daisies, I used a mould. Just for a change, they stayed as they came out of the mould. I do like playing with the moulded clay, changing it into a completely different flower!

 This is the side view of the trunk. I embossed card and glued it to the box.

I lined all the inside and the bottom with purple satin. and made some sections for rings.
I made the tray for earings, which can be lifted out, to put heavy items in the bottom.
I quite enjoyed making this. I love the colour of the satin. It makes it look less handmade.
I think I have caught up with most blogs I follow. I will check tomorrow, incase I have missed someone. If I have missed you, I do apologise and I am sure I will catch up this week. I need another holiday to get over this one!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I love reading your lovely comments. They make my day. If you become a follower of my blog, I will return the compliment.
A special thanks to my new followers and I am honoured that you chose to join me.
Carol xx


aussie aNNie said...

Hello my lovely friend and buddy across that deep wide ocean...wowow this is a gorgeous creation, love he embossed sides and gorgeous top....very very creative.xxxcx

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Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol...your roses and daisies are stunning and I love the crackle effect...fantastic.


Sarah said...

What a fabulous cox Carol, I love the clay flowers and leaves and am sorely tempted to invest in some myself!! Love the crackle effect too xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so beautiful, love all the texture and the colour is gorgeous. I have a little candy on my blog x

Carole said...

What a wonderful creation, such alot of time spent on this I can tell. Love the roses and daisies...oh and the butterflies.....BEAUTIFUL!

Sue - said...

Wow that is a beautiful box! The purple satin makes it look really sumptuous.

Elise said...

OMG Carol! Wowwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I love the heavy crackled texture on this! And your handmade roses are soooo GORGEOUS! Absolutely GORGEOUS box dear!

ps .. I hope you had an AMAZING holiday!

Big Hugs,

Heike said...

Oh wow, this box is just stunning Carol. And it is so useful, too. This is one lucky recipient.
Hugs, Heike xx

Kari said...

This is a gorgeous box! Wow!
Have a wonderful summer day!
Hugs,Kari :)

Teresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous xx

shampylou30 said...

This box is gorgeous. So much attention to detail Good luck with your classes xxxxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Incredibly beautiful, I love the crackle effect! Your flowers and butterflies look stunning too.

Louise said...

Gorgeous project box and love the crackle effect
Louise xx