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Tutorial - jewelry boxes

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Here's how you can make nice, practical, custom and cheap boxes :party:

I also love them because they can stand on their own (you can use them on shows stacked against a slightly leaning board/wall/whatever, you save time on packing because the earrings are half packed already and the earrings hang nicely in the box)

oh! and you can also put some cotton or fuzzy material on the bottom to stop the earrings from smashing into each other :) handy for shipping

You need:
- thick paper or thin cardboard
- scissors, needle or something sharp and pointy
- ruler
- some sort of strong adhesive
- wire - 0,4mm or 0,6mm will do
- pliers - round and flat nose
- something to cut the wire with

The lid tutorial is coming soon (most likely tomorrow) and i'll also put up a couple of different box-blueprints that you can print out at home and save time on calculating the dimensions :hug:

EDIT: smart ideas from :iconkalany: :
"If you want more structure, you can make the ends fold over more times. Just decrease the size by a millimeter or so each time :aww: You can do the same with the sides, too, if you like, but the ends are easier.

Also, you can poke the wire all the way through all the layers if you want to have a little handle for people to use to pull it open. You can do that and have the end of the enclosing box piece shut. That makes it a little harder for it to slide open accidentally, and again gives it a little more structural integrity."

Thank you Kalany! :hug:

Happy box-making! :la:

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samarizaProfessional Artisan Crafter
I am confused about what the wire is used for. Love the box though.
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samarizaProfessional Artisan Crafter
I am confused about wha nth wire is used for. Love the boxes though. Thank you.
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CallieJocelyneHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fabulous, thank you so much! I really appreciate this kind of tutorial because I'm looking at different box ideas. Thank you!
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you and you are welcome! :D
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CallieJocelyneHobbyist Traditional Artist
No, no thank you :meow:
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BloodMoonEquinoxStudent General Artist
Ooooh, this is fantastic! :happybounce:
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BeyondWishingHobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an awesome idea! I'm SURE I'll be utilizing this in the future, thanks so much! =D
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Christine-EProfessional Digital Artist
This is really useful, thank you so much. :thumbsup:
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laNaneProfessional General Artist
Awesome! Great idea, thanks for sharing ;)
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lilithskissesHobbyist Artisan Crafter
i hope i can do it lol;thanks for this tutorial:floating:
Talty's avatar
Talty Artisan Crafter
I love this and I think I'll use it soon :D
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yay! :dance:
I hope it works for you ;)
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Talty Artisan Crafter
I'm sure it will :D as a newbie seller, things like this mean a lot ;)
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KaciHPfanaticStudent General Artist
this is great, i've made my own before, but the measurements are still blurry to me. This clarifies it a lot :D I'll be using this for my jewelry!!! :D
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ColourLabHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for sharing this!!!!
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EssiesJewelsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
brilliant!!!!!!! thnx!
Zazoe's avatar
That's really helpfull x3 I make jewelery as birthday presents, but never know how to pack them :P
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it helped! :hug: :blowkiss:
kalany's avatar
Hey, this is brilliant---I'd forgotten you could make these yourself.

A quick comment: if you want more structure, you can make the ends fold over more times. Just decrease the size by a millimeter or so each time :aww: You can do the same with the sides, too, if you like, but the ends are easier.

Also, you can poke the wire all the way through all the layers if you want to have a little handle for people to use to pull it open. You can do that and have the end of the enclosing box piece shut. That makes it a little harder for it to slide open accidentally, and again gives it a little more structural integrity. :)

I should make some of these... not that I make earrings. Hm. I could make earrings to have an excuse to make boxes! :D
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
:D thank you! :typerhappy:
you're not too bad yourself ;) if you don't mind i'm gonna add your comments up there ^
:highfive:
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this is just brilliant and beautiful,love them.
thanks a bundle for sharing :w00t:
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thank you and you're welcome! :wave:
HitomiMelissa's avatar
that's very clever! thanks for sharing ^^
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IMNIUMProfessional Artisan Crafter
:hug: You are welcome! :blowkiss:
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