Monday, August 27, 2012

Custom Jewelry Box Re-Do

A friend of a friend saw my architectural jewelry box recondition projects and asked me to re-do a jewelry box that once belonged to her mother.  She intends it as a gift for her niece.

These photos show the completed jewelry box after repair, cleanup, paint, and application of architectural elements copied from a book of old etchings.  The architectural elements in this case are from ancient Roman buildings---the etchings of the arch of Septimius Severus provide most of the ornamentation I arranged on this box.

The box was also intended to display the three generations:  niece, her mother and her grandparents.  The client made the photo montage for me to incorporate into the design of the box decoration.

The Arch of Septimius Severus still stands near the foot of the Capitoline Hill in Rome.  Septimius Severus (Latin: Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus;[4] 11 April 145 – 4 February 211), also known as Severus, was Roman Emperor from 193 to 211. From Wikipedia.

I've used this arch on a couple of very different boxes prior to this:

The boxes are an on-going work.  See more here and here.  Many more boxes will be ready in time for the Christmas holidays.

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