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« on: June 29, 2012 12:00:53 PM »

A very long while ago I bought a hideous jewelry box because I KNEW it was destined for greater things. After four years of starting and stopping this project I'm finally done!



I covered the whole thing with sewing pattern paper and handpainted butterflies, moths and ladybirds on it.



I knocked out the glass and replaced it with paper covered in lace and an old button.



Now the inside!







The girl and all the butterflies are paper, the ladybugs and toadstools are paperclay, the acorns, mushrooms sprouting from the sides and moss are all natural.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 12:03:17 PM »

Holy cow, knickers! Do you ever sleep?

That's gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012 12:06:17 PM »

Holy cow, knickers! Do you ever sleep?

That's gorgeous!

I do. That's why it took 4 years  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012 12:34:25 PM »

Ohhh as soon as I saw the "Pixie Hill" logo I knew the inside was going to be fabulous!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012 12:46:29 PM »

i bow to your skills.  u never cease to amaze and astound!  Cheesy
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You're art is always amazing as usual! I feel like such a craftster stalker, haha!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012 06:50:11 AM »

Beautiful, Knickers!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012 01:54:31 PM »

Wow. I read the title and saw the thumbnail of the unopened piece and my jaw was already dropping. This is incredibly beautiful. Your pieces are so amazing and you take such care in them. Truly amazing.
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Just stunning and inspiring as well... Thank you so much for sharing
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beautifully executed. I've hit this rocks - and seeing some of the comments above I'm off to stalk your other posts  Grin
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