Piano Jewelry Box

It appears I forget to share my Piano Jewelry Box.  Since, I give away most of the items I finish as gifts,  I normally have to wait until after their birthday blog about it.

The piano box was ordered from Amazon in November with an expect delivery date in December.  It was delayed so many times, Amazon threaten the supplier with cancellation if they did not ship it.  It finally arrive in early January 2017, which left me with only two weeks to finish the box and ship it out.

The box was finished with ebony stain.  I wanted to get it dark, really dark, like a grand piano.  The box appeared to have the keyboard cover down, so I did not have to paint keys on the piano.  The name plate was made with polymer clay. The balls on the legs were painted with silver acrylic paint and numerous coats of polyurethane to give it a high gloss shine.

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I thought about putting music notes inside the jewelry box, but after some thought and test runs, I decided the space inside was small and it would not hold much.  So, I made polymer clay roses and put them inside the box.  The leafs were left overs from other projects.  The roses were glued down and coated with several layers of polyurethane.

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Maybe I should write a blog about how I make roses from clay.  I make them differently than what I have seen on other websites.  And, I have been making the same way since the Play-doh days.

Boxes

Here are the boxes I did as Christmas presents for my nieces and nephew.  I decided I could not leave my “superhero fan” nephew out, especially since his sister were getting boxes.

For Kegan’s box: I used an acrylic type pour for the letters and loved to design, but it got lost on the blue stained wooden background.  Since he loves superheroes, I used metallic paint to do a geometric design.  Inside the box, I made crosses from polymer clay and silver puff paint as the grout.

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The pastel box:  The top of the box was painted in glow in the dark paint.  (Yes, I used a lot of glow in the dark and neon glow paint this Christmas season.)  The outside of the box was done in chalk paint base and a sponge technique to get the different colors.

I put polymer clay crosses inside the box to resemble the top of the box.  Both boxes was sealed with high gloss polyurethane.

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