Had such a great time making this box.When I was with my son and his girl frined delivery the sushi table and chair to his dorm room, we went thrifting and I found several vintage dolls heads including this one. I had been holding on to this precious walnut made in Japan wood box and the colors of the head just seemed a prefect fit. I had no preconceived idea going into this piece, it just happened as most of my work does. It really has that 1970s feel with the fall color pallet I chose.
|I love how her eyes look off to the side!|
|rabbit fur and vintage leaves|
|glitter and butterflies, vintage leaf pendant and lace|
|vintage belt buckel|
|Antique lace and vintage string beads|
I added some of my cherished antique handmade lace to the edge with a beautiful vintage tortoise shell belt buckle as a center piece.
Size: 10 x 6 x 6 walnut Himark of Japan vintage jewelry box with internal music box, missing key to wind it up (on side)
See more of this piece of art at my blog
I have recently begun taking my collection of vintage boxes and jewelry cases and recycling them. Many of the leather cases are very worn , scratched, etc, needing quite a bit of TLC.I have used my finest trims, beads and have nearly always added an exquisite vintage button, or jewelry piece accent. Here the pieces of work I currently have for sale.MAGIC MUSHROOM
9 x 9 1/2 3 1/2 deep
13 x 8 x 5
Bottom has original velvet covering.
inside opens up and is lined in soft gold stain with a snow flake design. Gold velvet sections are in good shape I have not altered it at all. Front latch is working good and secures tightly.
I love doing jewelry boxes, they are so special and I day dream of what will go into them. I take allot of time with these and find that they can take as long or even longer than a suitcase. I apply allot of trims and special items to them. Many of these trims are costly or very unusual , rare, such as the cute vintage four leaf cover button I have applied on the top.
This sweet box is prefect to store, after the festivity's of Christmas your hand made felt ornaments or your favorite Christmas cards.
This box made it to this wonderful treasury OLD MAN WINTER
Get noticed at your next show with this great cash box
10 x 8 1/2 x 2
I have used 4 adorable vintage buttons , one Bakelite flower that rests under the brass latch (this case opens to the left)An art deco Lucite button with brass flower is on center back.
The trim is vintage 20s hand woven geo , it is yummy!
Size 10 x 7 x 3 1/2 (deep)
I used an image from an art book that worked so nicely with the leather, found this big vintage button that brought out the salmon tone in the image and these great acorn looking buttons plus belt buckle accents.
I gold foiled the lower part of the case which gave it an animal print feel.
the inside is lined with soft gold rabbit fur while the removable tray has its long necklace section lined with a rabbit piece. The inside top cover has quality super soft faux fur leopard print.
This case is traveling went with me to an art show for the weekend to Eureka Springs