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New Book Boxes

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By PixelKitties   |   
Published: June 4, 2013
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New Book Boxes by *PixelKitties

At last June's Bronycon I made a paper, book-shaped Elements of Harmony box to keep pens, stickers, and assorted stuff in. I was amazed at the number of people who came up offering me ridiculous amounts of money to buy it. Towards the end of the convention I ended up with a bunch of people at my table bidding on a simple craft item that wasn't even that happy with.

I made some more and sold those at subsequent conventions last year and while everyone seemed to love them I really thought the books could be so much more impressive than just paper and cardboard.

This year I wanted to really create something truly worthwhile. The new book boxes are made of wood with gold leaf "pages" and are leather wrapped with a tooled pattern. The horse emblem and corner embellishments are laser cut/etched mirrored acrylic. THIS is the kind of Elements of Harmony box I wanted all along! I'm also thinking of having a special surprise inside the book as well. Gotta see what I can do before next weekend.

Best of all, you can totally put your weed in there! Because ponies eat weeds and grass.

Obviously.

I'll have nine boxes in three sizes at Trotcon next weekend. If they sell well I'll be bringing them to Bronycon and Nightmare Nights too!

UPDATE- Oh gosh! Thanks so much for the wonderfully positive response! I'm so glad everyone is liking the books!

For everyone wondering about the price, I've not settled on what to charge yet. I really go out of my way to keep the price of my pony stuff low, low, low! That said, these represent quite a bit of cost in terms of materials, not to mention time so I'm trying to sort out a balance between a fair price for the consumer and a little bit of profit and recouping costs for boring old me. If you have a moment, let me know what you'd be willing to pay for small, medium, and large sizes! It would help a lot to know what actual buyers think!

As for selling online and international shipping- I'm working on it! As you can imagine it's taken quite a while to put these nine together. Now that I've done it once and have some of the processes in place it'll hopefully be a bit faster next time. I'll try and make some available between conventions! Just be aware that shipping costs in the US have gone sky high, so international shipping on these, especially the large books, will probably be a bit high. Even shipping some stuff to friends in Seattle and California has been crazy expensive lately!

Keep an eye on my Twitter, Tumblr, and DA journal and I'll let you know when more boxes are available!
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Duran301's avatar
Duran301Hobbyist Artist

HOW MUCH I MUST KNOW NOW

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IngussaHobbyist Artist
I would love to buy one but I can't attend any kind of conventions. Is it possible through internet?
FirestormDangerDash's avatar

The perfect time to bring these back, is when the book was closed for a final time.

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AriaDiamond1998Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much?
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V1NYL-DA5HStudent General Artist
*heavy breathing*
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RickXHoshinjiHobbyist General Artist
Oh, you!
kingjesterJ's avatar

Exquisite…Simply breathtaking! I would love to buy one of these from you—as so many others have also said lol. Well I hope a new batch is done “soon”, and that one day I may have a chance of making your beautiful work apart of my collection :) 

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I would love one for my brother :3
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KailaniWavesHobbyist General Artist
Are you still selling these :o?
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XxmidnightXtracexXHobbyist Digital Artist
One word....Astounding! ^^
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nekohotaruchanHobbyist General Artist
<font><font>tan great job =)</font></font>
Dash-Lambda's avatar
I am going to buy one at Bronycon, definitely. It'll go well as a display piece in my room's mini library.
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SirAlex0014Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my! These are so cool!
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I want one of those so freaking badly!!!
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raritybettyHobbyist General Artist
I made something like it here! Thanks for the inspiration! :D raritybetty.deviantart.com/art…
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KittenLollipopHobbyist General Artist
I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT HOW DID YOU MAKE THIS I NEED IT
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sweetannabeeHobbyist Digital Artist
:icontakemymoneyplz:
shinybob606's avatar
Dang i would love to get one of those. One of the problems with living in the UK is there are basically no conventions for me to go to so i miss a lot of cool stuff =s
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FeatherlanHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm throwing my money at the screen, but nothing is happening!
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FeatherlanHobbyist Digital Artist
We have to throw MOAR!
Ironmatt1995's avatar
you magnificent bastard 
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