Our series of "skull flowers" boxes has a new addition: this is reclaimed ipe and woodburned and painted maple, with etched glass. The lid lift is wenge with a copper leaf. It really turned out well, with the design flowing between the wood and glass. Since each glass panel is back to back with a wood panel, we painted the backs of the wood panels black so the etched design would show up more clearly. Worked like a charm. We were a bit dubious about the experiment, but it was worth it. The finish on the wood is about as nice as we've ever done- this is one of our nicest boxes in a while.
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker