Saturday, September 4, 2010

Embellished Cigar Boxes

Our Blogger Winner is Anne Flowers!
Anne we have been waiting to receive your address, so we can ship that gorgeous
 2011 ArtBra Calendar to you!

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.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely boxes - and I agree, they would be for display only. I would hate to get them dirty!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Vickie Thank you so much. I emailed your private email with my address. I am so excited to receive the calender!!!! Thanks again for the give away:)

Ann Flowers

Heather Beading said...

They are different and very nice. I would find it hard to spoil them by using every day. The effect of beads and embroidery together is just georgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

Thank you Heather and Magpie Mumblings for checking out the embellished boxes. Every one that I have made, are used as display pieces. I think one of the boxes displays beautiful lampwork beads.

Pam Kellogg said...

Vickie, these are absolutely stunning!