Good morning everyone! I thought I’d take a moment this morning to share something with you that I’ve been working on for a while. It’s an ultra-sparkly jeweled pencil box which, aside from the gemstone beads and cabochons and other fun beads, has over 400 Swarovski crystal stones in several shapes and sizes.
The box itself is one which I obtained from a thrift store about a year or so ago and I was never really sure what to do with it. I just have a thing for boxes and this was no exception to the rule. The box is made of wood and it was originally brown with some scratches on it, so I decided to paint it black, which really brings out the colors of the beads and Swarovski stones.
I started on the box about three weeks ago and at first, it was just a basic layer of beads and a couple of cabochons. However, I found a seller on eBay called “boredbrawd” who sells large lots of Swarovski stones (highly recommended) and once I received my order of stones, I began adding and adding and adding them to the box until I finally decided that it had enough. I’m so happy with the results!
You’d be amazed at how this box sparkles under lights – we’re talking to the extreme! I still have a few finishing touches to make to the box, such as add a coat of sealer over the paint and felt pads to the bottom four corners.
Then, it’ll be ready to list in my Etsy shop! I still haven’t decided on the price, so I’ll be figuring that, as well. (Item has Sold). In any case, this is a one-of-a-kind box that will wow people when they see it! And it doesn’t have to be used for pencils and pens. It can also be used to store bracelets or a necklace. Of course, the photos will be better when it’s time to list the box, but I just couldn’t wait to share this with my readers. If you think you’d like to reserve the box, or be informed once it’s listed, please Contact Me.
Here are a few more pictures of the box: