Thursday, February 18, 2010

etched boxes

Etched brass boxes!

Continuing my selfless promotion....wanted to show some of the cuties I'll be taking to Adorn Me to sell at vendor night. These little brass boxes are kind of fun, huh?

This one I call "Oh baby". My mom used that phrase a lot, she would like the tin type photo of the baby I mounted inside a vintage watch. I was going to solder the box on top, which wouldn't have been a problem, except the face of the watch is a heavy plastic. It would have melted, and I don't have any sheet glass to replace it, sooooooo... E6000 to the rescue. Nice and solid though.
Here are the rest of the little gems. There's "Soar", "Gingersnap", and "Flutter". I used some of my favorites...birds, rhinestone jewelry, insects, vintage buttons. I'm going to have to make more of these, they are really fun to make! Now what would you put inside to keep safe?
Maybe old buttons, pills, treasures, notes, candy? I like the candy part!!

25 comments:

唱歌 said...
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sharon said...

They are so precious, like little time capsules...pandora's boxes...to keep secrets! Just beautiful!

Molly Alexander said...

Ooooooo! These are so WONDERFUL!!! :-)

Fundametals.net said...

Hey Riki,these little boxes are amazing. So cool...I love them. I wish I could be there for vendor night..I would surely grab one!

Julie said...

Riki, these little boxes remind me of vintage cosmetic tins...really beautiful work. Can't wait to see more of your creations in the upcoming year!

The Joy of Nesting said...

These are just way to adorable!!!! I think they are the perfect little treasure boxes!! But now that you mention pill boxes. They do look alot like the pill boxes the country club wives use to carry their "nerve pills" in (read valium) back in the 60-early 70s :) :)

I truly am smitten with the bird/nest box!!! I'm sure it has my name etched right in it! :) I've got to go now, no Adorm Me, no classes with you, the Two Lady Di(s)or Deryn, and now no etched box SooooooooooooB!!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Renee Troy said...

How wonderful are these!!! I know you will do very well with them at Adorn Me...Wish I were going.

slommler said...

The boxes are fabulous!! Simply amazing!! I love them all! I will take them. No need to take them with you just send them to me. Please? LOL! Gorgeous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Narrative jewelry said...

This tiny boxes are so precious, what a beautiful work Riki. I will put my own treasures in them.

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful, Riki! Each one how it's own unique personality!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Love the boxes, what fabulous little works of art!

La Dolce Vita said...

just awesome work! and ya gotta love E6000!

Marie-Aimée said...

wow !!! amazing boxes

diane said...

I love them Riki! What a fantastic job =) They are all sooooo beautiful! Can't wait to see them & YOU, in just about a week!
xoxox

connie said...

ooh fabulous little things!!

jill said...

Early morning Saturday, sitting here with my coffee admiring all your recent works, the sweet boxes, the ornate woven piece....you are doing amazing work. Now come home to Washington!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

oh, these are just lovely!

farmlady said...

Just charming. Maybe I would put some little breath mints in them..., or M&M's. Yummm, good!

Shannon said...

These are so beautiful! They remind me of an old cosmetic tin with a mirror and face powder. I could also see a small chain on them to be carried as a coin purse. Oh or solid perfume, these would look fabulous on my mirrored tray with my treasured perfumes.

Stephani said...

Riki, Just too Cute! The one with the little bow is just so sweet! You are an amazing Artist! Hope all is well...Hugs, Stephani

Cindy said...

Hello Riki
You have been busy getting ready...and it's getting so close. You and Diana showing your beautiful boxes is making me wish I could be there even more....to meet you, Diana, Deryn and Diane!! I wouldn't be surprised if these are all accounted for before you even make it to vendor night! ...Maybe you ladies can do an online "vendor night" when you return...we'd love to shop too! What do you say?? :-)

bad penny said...

Wow ! these are SERIOUSLY good ! umm maybe keep a special shell ?
Thanks for your coment - I'm enjoying the dress challege

Margaret said...

Oh my! you have some serious eye candy on your Blog! fab!
The dresses are rolling in, such a fun poject! Margaret

Charlene said...

LOVE the bird box the best!!! But, they are all wonderful! I can't wait to meet you in person. Just one more week. HUGS! Charlene

Jen Crossley said...

OMG these are so gorgeous I love them :}
Jen