Monday, January 16, 2012

The Sophia

My daughter is six years old and fortunate enough to have many amazing little girlfriends. There have been a lot of birthday parties in the past couple months. Lucky for me these girls love getting custom jewelry boxes and have even come to expect it from my daughter. 
This particular jewelry box was for a very special little girl named Sophia. Sophia has an extremely kind and loving heart. Sophia is a fashionista, a decorator and a hostess extraordinaire. Because of her amazing sense of style, I knew Sophia would appreciate the opportunity to help design her jewelery box. 
I provided Sophia with a array of paper samples. She narrowed the pile down to her 5 favorites....from there I went ahead and created "The Sophia".
Below is a picture of Sophia opening her gift while the rest of the girls gather around. I was told she loved her gift. Words cannot express how happy this makes me. 
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Custom Jewelry Box - before and after

This custom jewelry box was done for my very good friend, Kari.  Kari had purchased the jewelry box years ago.  She loved the functionality of the jewelry box but knew it was in desperate need of an update.  Together Kari and I decided on a color scheme and paper design that appealed to her.
Here is the before and After shot:
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

All My Little Ladies!

As of late, the little ladies of the world have been my best customers. Girls from the ages of newborn (a great gift idea for a baby shower) to teens have been wanting, getting and coveting the HDV refurbished jewelery boxes. 
Many girls use the their boxes to store jewelry while others (such as my daughter) use the jewelry box to store every tiny little treasure she can shove in it.  Still others use their jewelry box to organize American Girl doll accessories. 
Here are a few (and by "a few" I mean a ton)  examples of the recent jewelry boxes I've created for our younger generation....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Problem Solved

I cannot tell you how many vintage jewelry boxes I've passed up purchasing because the interior was in poor condition.  It's so frustrating! Well, I finally had enough.... a girl can only take so much before taking matters into her own hands. I grabbed a cool looking on the outside, yet messed up on the inside jewelry box. I then proceeded to completely demolish the inside. It took a little trial and error but I finally figured out a way to rebuild and refurbish a jewelry box from the inside out.
Here's an example of a jewelry box with a inside that's been refurbished.
This particular jewelry box would be perfect for a little girls room. The inside is bright, cheery and a little eclectic. 
If I do say so myself, I LOVE how this turned out. Granted it was a lot of extra work but the end result made it all worth it.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A few ideas

Today's blog post features a few creative ways to use refurbished jewelry boxes.  Place your jewelry box on a desk, dresser, or in a craft room. Place it on a bathroom counter, a book shelf, or in the family room... because it's much too pretty to tuck away in a closet.
First, the obvious: 
A Jewelry Box:

Put in a sewing room to store all your sewing notions:

In a child's room to display the billions of "treasures" kids seem to acquire:

Use to Store mani/pedi supplies:
How would you use your jewelry box?

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spring Inspired Creations

The holidays have been crazy busy, and I've loved every minute of it.  Over the holidays I had the opportunity to create custom jewelry boxes of all kinds... for wives, babies first Christmas, kids, tweens, teens, and sisters. It's been an amazing season. 
Now that the holiday of custom jewelry boxes is over I have had a chance to create some of my own designs. Here's a taste of what's going on in my workshop....

 There's a lot more of these fun, bright, spring inspired jewelry boxes in the works.  I have yet to list these refurbished creations so feel free to contact me (see contact tab of blog) if you have any questions. 

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