Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Jewelry Boxes

Last year I made 3 jewelry boxes just for kicks and brought them to my shows. I sold 2 at Aoi Uma Con an one online. I had three more box bases that I've been meaning to complete and finally got around to 2 of them today. They will be my big ticket items at ASTL in two weeks and anything that doesn't sell will go online. My photos currently suck because it's nighttime and my lights just don't cut it.

So without further ado, here is the first one. I chose to do another Chobit's manga collage.

 And the second one is covered in washi paper. Washi was really hard to use. It's so thin that bubbles underneath form almost instantly.

They both turned out much better this time because I had a better idea of which cuts to make and stick where. Less experimentation, better results.Hopefully I can find more jewelry boxes to work on in the near future. It's loads of fun and really ties the table together since I sell jewelry.

Haven't decided what I'm going to do with the last one. I was thinking about doing koi again like this:

But I want to try something new. I have no more manga to cut up and use and  the clay is so hard to cover the boxes with. Deco perhaps? I have two weeks to decide soooo we'll see at ASTL.


  1. I love the washi tape one. So pretty! What about painting cherry blossoms on the last one? That would be nice.

    1. That's a fantastic idea! Maybe I could paint on the branches and use clay flowers to make it pop. Good brainwork there.