I very much love vintage clothing and accessories like Laura, and I am an avid up-cycler of all-things that strike me as could-be fancy.
Two years ago I came up with an idea to make jewelry boxes out of old books. I had made a hollow book box for my sister the year before, and although it was pretty hard to do, I was up for a challenge when I got the chance to fulfill this dream in my Art of Bookmaking course at Juniata last spring. I had to glue and saw on the bandsaw for days! It was worth it though.
There are four books that make a set for these jewelry boxes, however, they each have their own hidden compartments and could easily be separate pieces. I recently took these pictures with the help of my friend Paul for a portfolio. Each book is still partial a book because there are loose pages. This made it a lot harder to make the walls for the drawers, but I really like that they can open as books as well.
The whole set!
Gone With the Wind - book drawers
Sea Patrol - hidden compartment and tray
The Planter of the Tree - book drawers
Nineteen Stars - book drawer and hidden compartment