Saturday, September 4, 2010

Embellished Cigar Boxes

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Featured below is a collection of cigar boxes I designed using  our Fusible Vintage Images, silk ribbon, beads and polymer cabs that I make here at the studio. I lightly pad the lid with batting and then place the finished design, which is created on silk doupioni on top of the batting. I use a matching trim around the lid of the box.

I glue Vellux inside the lid. This allows for beading with the lid open and the beads will stay in place. The cigar boxes are deep enough to hold beads, stitching supplies, etc.,  but mostly they are used as display pieces in my friends studios.