Craft Project A Finely Handmade Gift Is Itself A Statement Saying As Much About The Maker As It Does About The Receiver And Like The Act Of Gift Giving The Making Of A Gift Is An Intimate Activity Requiring Time Patience And Thoughtfulness
Craft project a finely handmade gift is itself a statement saying as much about the maker as it does about the receiver and like the act of gift giving the making of a gift is an intimate activity requiring time patience and thoughtfulness is article about Magazine bookmarked by patrick with ID 11766237171 was uploaded on 25-02-2019 and has been viewed 145,208 times.
Inlaid Jewellery Box Illustration by James Provost Illustrations continue throughout article My wife's family has a Christmas tradition that I really enjoy.At the conclusion of the season's festivities we put our names on small cards, which we toss into a hat.
Everyone then draws a card from the hat, for whom they will make a handcrafted gift the following Christmas.Deciding on the 'perfect gift' for some special person and then making the gift can sometimes cause a bit of anxiety, but it is eminently more satisfying than struggling to find that elusive mass-produced gift in the pre-Christmas shopping rush.
Last year I pulled my teenaged niece's name from the hat.After careful consideration I decided to make her a small inlayed jewellery box.I especially enjoy constructing small boxes as they provide the perfect canvass on which to inlay custom designs.
As well, it provides me with an opportunity to incorporate species of wood that I have not used before and to experiment with different forms.I selected lacewood for the corners (because of its lovely intricate flecks), padauk for the top, sides and base (because of its fiery red-orange colour), and jet black ebony for the legs and trim.
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