jewelry box wip

nicethymeJune 14, 2008

the start

I'm not sure what I'm doing on the sides yet... something like this

here's the top done

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mermaidmosaics

Nice,

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH Pretty. Another work of art in process.

I like the color combination and all of teh different shapes, especially the star in the middle. Are those BB"s in between the diamonds??? Question , if they are BB"s or ball chain, do you put them on before you grout or afterwards?? Looks like before for your box, but just wondering.

Can't wait to see how you finish it!!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 10:54PM
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Calamity_J

Ohhh, another nice box! Gotta love the BBs, I just scored some at a garage sale! Nice glass tiles!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 1:09AM
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texaswild

Oh, NT, I LOVE that box. The design is really nice, as well as your color combo, and hey, did you get the morton or Beetle system? LOOKEY at those diamond shapes. This is definitely a "jewel" of a box.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 8:54AM
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nicethyme

Mermaid, I put everything on before grouting as I feel being in the grout strengthens the pieces.

Jane, your scored boxes or BBs? someone just gave me a carton of copper bbs! these are actually ball chain cut up cause thats what I had.

Thanks Slow, nope still no cutting system here. Those are my unprecise un measured eyeballed diamonds!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 10:24AM
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cindiloo

Wow, I didn't realize you were cutting those diamonds free-hand! Impressive!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 1:33PM
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texasfern

What great colors!
You do a great job cutting those diamonds.
They give me fits!
Great work.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 3:19PM
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mermaidmosaics

OH My goodhness NT, however did you make those perfect cuts by hand??? I haven't even got the nerve to try and cut them with my beetle bits yet. actually i was playing around and got some diamonds i wasn't trying for. Hmmm

thanks for the info on grouting AFTER the bb's ball chain etc. That's what I'll do.

Such a pretty box.. can't wait to see it finished.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 7:21PM
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redcrowarts

looking nice and I like the colors. Great diamond cuts

    Bookmark   June 15, 2008 at 9:37PM
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nicethyme

thanks everybody!

here's what I've done on the front so far

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 3:55PM
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Calamity_J

Lookin' good NT!!! I'm on the look out for such a box, 1 for me, and 1 for Klinger to do.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 1:43AM
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texaswild

Ooooooooooo - I see some clay tiles in there too. Boy, oh boy, you're making those brown glass tile fit beautifully, and I love how you sprinkle the ball chain about. That brown glass looks very textured. What kind is it? Who is this box for?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 9:35AM
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nicethyme

This has always been my jewelry box so it will be back on my dresser when done. The brown tiles are a thick glass tile that Linlee used on her bathroom walls and donated some extras for a 3rd place prize of the art contests we had at Carl's. I just love making those clay tiles, it amazes me how pretty they turn out! lol

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 9:34PM
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redcrowarts

looking great and so nice to re purpose your own box and make it new again. Very nice

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 12:29AM
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texaswild

Glad you are making something for yourself. You deserve it. It's lovely. You have really perfected the clay technique.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 8:57AM
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nicethyme

here it is ready for grout, I just haven't decided on color yet

this is what I did on both sides

here's the back

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 7:10PM
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Calamity_J

WOW!!! Now grout that puppy!!! I'm living vicariously thru you!!lol!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 1:03AM
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texaswild

Gorgeous - looks like a Linlee-inspired box. Truly beautiful. Anxious to see what color you decide for grout. I LOVE this box.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 7:55AM
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nicethyme

Slow, you are right my inspirationm was the one Linelee made for Rosmarythyme in the holiday exchange. I've been box hunting ever since and finally decided to remake my own jewelry box.

here it is

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 6:51PM
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texasfern

Absolutely breath taking!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 11:53AM
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texaswild

OHMYGOODNESS!!!!!!!!! I missed this yesterday. NT - what can we say except this is just too beautiful for words. Not to take anything away from Linlee's box, but ahem - I like yours better, and I'm NOT telling why. I know you must be super proud of this one. How I'd love to have one of those sitting on my dresser.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 12:31PM
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cindiloo

BEAUTIFUL!!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 1:36PM
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Calamity_J

Oh Nice, this is gorgeous!!! Good job! You'll love using it now!!! Eye Candy for your Eye Candy!!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 9:35AM
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stjohnsgypsy

Love this...some of my favorite colors!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 8:57AM
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lovemosaics

So pretty....saving this for future. would love to make
something like that.....lovely work.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 5:34AM
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angs_pool

This is SO PRETTY!!!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 9:32PM
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