I'm not sure what I'm doing on the sides yet... something like this
here's the top done
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!!
Ohhh, another nice box! Gotta love the BBs, I just scored some at a garage sale! Nice glass tiles!
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.
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!
Wow, I didn't realize you were cutting those diamonds free-hand! Impressive!
What great colors!
You do a great job cutting those diamonds.
They give me fits!
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.
looking nice and I like the colors. Great diamond cuts
here's what I've done on the front so far
Lookin' good NT!!! I'm on the look out for such a box, 1 for me, and 1 for Klinger to do.
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?
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
looking great and so nice to re purpose your own box and make it new again. Very nice
Glad you are making something for yourself. You deserve it. It's lovely. You have really perfected the clay technique.
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
WOW!!! Now grout that puppy!!! I'm living vicariously thru you!!lol!
Gorgeous - looks like a Linlee-inspired box. Truly beautiful. Anxious to see what color you decide for grout. I LOVE this box.
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
Absolutely breath taking!
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.
Oh Nice, this is gorgeous!!! Good job! You'll love using it now!!! Eye Candy for your Eye Candy!!!
Love this...some of my favorite colors!!
So pretty....saving this for future. would love to make
something like that.....lovely work.
This is SO PRETTY!!!