Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jewellery Box


I was thinking of making a utility item using quilling and thought of trying out with a little jewellery box. Initially I had thought of using a box as a mold and quill over it but then decided to use more solid shapes of quilling paper to create the box.

I used around 110 strips of 30 cm length to make this box. I started with making a circular rim with 21 tight coils. To make the walls, I again used light coils but as this paper was thinner than the base rim, I pushed the circles into tight ovals and glued over the base rim. I created the wall with 7 layers of circles. To make the base of the box, I used a combination of tight and loose coil shapes. The centre piece is a tight coil painted in bronze colour.

For the lid, I again started with a circular rim of tight coils. I lined the inside of this circular rim with two 6 mm strips that were flush on the outside but protruding on the inside. The reason for this is to make the lid fit snugly on the box without sliding off. For the handle knob, I joined a 4 cm long and 6 mm wide strip with a 30 cm long, 3 mm wide strip and made a tight coil. On the protruding centre, I glued on a paper bead /ball and painted the base and the bead into bronze colour.

And here are some pictures of how the box turned out. You can see that the paper appears wet as I covered it with varnish last night and that is still drying up.

The finished box.













A peak at the inside.













Top view of the inside.














The lid from the inside showing the protruding rim.











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33 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this so beautiful, love the design on the base. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

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    1. Thanks Merry. Appreciate your kind words!

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  2. Beautiful.. Love the design on the lid..

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    1. Thank you so much Swathi! Glad you liked it.

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  3. OMG ....this so beautiful ! Hats-off to your patience to quill so many coils n glue them !

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    1. Thanks Pooja! I wanted to use the so many cut strips that I have lying around that it gave me the motivation to go on. :)

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  4. Awesome Nupur, love the design on the lid and the base!!How much time did it take you to finish this??

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    1. Thanks Suman! It took me quite a while maybe 10 hours or more! I must have rolled close to 200 strips before I settled on the colour I wanted. I must have looked like an obsessed zombie because even my son who has his final 12th exams in 10 days got tired of me just sitting and rolling away to glory.

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  5. Nupur, this is totally stunning! So well engineered. Good luck in the challenge. I had a look at that site - I will start following them and maybe join in a challenge some time.

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Glad you liked it. And thanks for your wishes. The challenge is still open for 12 more days so you can even join this one. I try to capture the blogs that are offering challenges on the left side of my blog. This way I know right away when a new challenge is posted.

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  6. Another gorgeous creation. So pleased to see you again at unstampabelles.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Beth!

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  7. beautiful, I see alot of these made, I dont know how you can get a perfect shape, this is awesome !!!
    Paula

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    1. Thanks Paula for your kind words! As a first try, I am quite pleased with the result.

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  8. It turned out SO neat, Nupur! You did a great job with the color combination and the design! And that golden handle is such a nice touch!

    Wishing you best of luck in the challenge!

    Hugs!
    Manu

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Manu! I still am experimenting with colour combinations and am glad that it came out well in the end. And thanks for your wishes in the challenge!

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  9. Wow! Nupur, this is gorgeous. Purple and fuchsia are my favourite colours.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Sylvia!

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  10. Lovely creation Nupur..love it..

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  11. Very pretty and all the tight coils do make the box very strong.

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  12. I've tried to copy your jewelery box and I am aproximativ done. I am waiting for critics or apreciations on my blog...www.teenlifek.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful! lovely colors!
    Nati from Brazil

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  14. Beautiful create and a great idea. I really like the yellow pieces in the base and lid. Thanks for sharing at Unstampabelles.

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  15. I have just one word for it, Magnificent!!
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    Chris

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  16. Gorgeous quilling Nupur, love the color combination. Your quilling is very inspiring.

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  17. Congratulations on getting a feature on Quilling Now!!!!

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  18. Thank you for commenting on my blog Nupur would love you to tell me what you think of my latest post.
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  19. man, this is really a lot of work! gonna pin it to my pinterest!

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