So my wife’s birthday was approaching, and I initially thought about a diy jewelry dish as a gift. More
So I started with a drawing of some cursive leaves, the ones from the Victorian era. I used tracing paper to keep my lines tight so I can avoid any issues when it was time to carve those pieces out. Now, guys, I have to do this process four times, and since this chest wasn’t the smallest, it took a lot of patience to get through that task. It wasn’t even the hardest part (the drawing that is). The hardest part was carving out the stencil from the pieces of wood, that took me at least two days to complete, and I had to take my time because one wrong move of the chisel and I would have to do the entire face of that part of the jewelry box all over. After cutting out of the designs, I had to get the dark wooden background ready since contrast was necessary for this gift to look good and deliver on what I wanted her to have which was quality! I chose a rich dark wood and cut out the arch for the cover and hollowed out the inside of the chest. Using PVA glue and clamps, I secured the designs to the body of the box and left it to dry for 24 hours. Next, I cut out small pieces of tan leather and screwed them into the sides of the jewelry box after I sprayed and varnished the chest. Please know that I am oversimplifying the process because I feel like you would benefit best by watching the tutorial on how I actually got it finished. I don’t want you all to become discouraged when it comes to making the people in your life happy nothing is too much. My wife loves her present, and that in itself made this a worthwhile project.