Also, here is a really pretty new box: the top is maple, with woodburned ravens and a 22K goldleafed skull. I surrounded them with brass coils, and set the whole top in deep epoxy. The top and base are rimmed in dark wenge, and the sides are ziricote with maple biscuit joints. It has a brass lock and ornate brass key, and the inside bottom is lined with red suede. It's our first locking box, and we love it. The ziricote is as smooth as glass. Below is a picture of the inside.
Also below are new box tops and bases. First, the pieces for our new glass-topped box: birds etched in a circle over a base painted like a sunset, with a 22K goldleafed sun. The epoxy paint is so glossy that the birds are reflected in it. This will have curly maple sides and top frame.
Also, we are parrot and dog people. This may lose us business, but we dislike cats.So to celebrate dogs and parrots, three new woodburned and painted maple tops. To the right, a new box top, modeled after a Rossetti drawing, but I added a dog sleeping on a rug, because it needed it. This will get a purple suede lining. And below, two parrots: a female eclectus like our baby, Zazu, and a cockatoo. We don't have a cockatoo, but Tom wants one. Zazu and I say no.
And happy new year, everyone!