Monday, February 1, 2021

New Mini Marquetry Boxes and Finally the lost Falling Boxes Marquetry Box!

 Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well, I meant to have these posted yesterday but I got involved with burning limbs from two trees that fell on the property.  I'm so happy that that's all cleaned up and done and I can get back to the studio!

I thank all of those folks who loved the marquetry boxes!  Just Awesome!!   So, I thought I would do some smaller ones for trinkets.  These range in size but mainly little boxes for small treasures.  Some of the boxes would be perfect to keep needles, placing a teabag inside for a small gift, a baby's first tooth and even a personalized monogram box.  Here they are...

Small Marquetry Boxes-


Linked Hearts

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Needle Box


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Winged Heart


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Baby's First Tooth

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Personalized Monogram


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Mushroom House


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Tea Time
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If you have been following me on Facebook, you may remember that I worked on a marquetry box with a patterned called Falling Boxes.  Very Complicated!  I worked several hours on the design of this box only for my electricity to go out and I didn't save the design.  Of course this has happened so many times before and you would think I would learn to not only save but to backup frequently.  Oy Vey!  Oh well, I finally sat down and did it again and boy howdy, I saved like every second!  HAHA!  I LOVE THIS BOX!  It's so cool!  You can either see falling boxes or if you look hard enough you can see a six sides star.




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That's it for now...Hope you like them...Have an awesome week ahead!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter





Sunday, January 17, 2021

New Projects! Marquetry Boxes and It's Back- The 2020 Advent Calendar!

 Good Afternoon Everyone!

I just wanted to share some fun new projects for 2021!  Marquetry Boxes and a much requested re-release of the 2020 Advent Calendar.  

I have been working on a several types of marquetry boxes.  Defined as...Marquetry, thin sheets of wood, metal, or organic material, such as shell or mother-of-pearl, cut into intricate patterns according to a preconceived design and affixed to the flat surfaces.  Now, these are not the AMAZING boxes made with different types of specialty woods however, when you ink, paint, or stain the wood pieces they are pretty special.

For my boxes, they are so fun to make!  I was telling a friend I always say that.  But honestly they are so fun to make.  I inked my wood pieces with Archival ink as it is so fast to get color on them.  I blotted the inked piece,  then with a paper towel added glue to the back and adhered it to the matching pre-engraved area on the lid.  Rinse and repeat...Last, I used a furniture wax to seal and bring out the gorgeous colors.

Here are the Marquetry Boxes...

The Original Star Marquetry Box





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The Sea Fish Marquetry Box




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https://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/marquetry-box-sea-fish-kit


American Quilt Marquetry Box





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https://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/marquetry-box-american-quilt-kit


Royal Bee Marquetry Box




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https://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/marquetry-box-royal-bee-kit


Sweet Blossoms Heart Marquetry Box




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Flowers and Flitter Fly Marquetry Box





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And Drumrolls Please....The 2020 Advent Calendar is back!  Pre-order for second shipment...


2020 Advent Calendar





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Well, That's It!  I hope you like the new kits for this month!  Thanks for coming by!

Jim

The Gentleman Crafter




Wednesday, November 11, 2020

New! Holiday House Advent Calendar

Hello Friends!

I wanted to share my latest creation just in time to make and decorate for the festive season next month...A cool way to count down to the big day!  Holiday House Advent Calendar.

A festive house advent cut from chipboard.  Pull off the roof and the base.  Pull the door knob to open the two hinged sides to reveal 24 cubbies to stash sweet surprises.  For an additional 25th surprise swing up the secret compartment hidden in the roof.

Easy to make!  You basically make three boxes, toss in the support pieces, score and fold the little boxes that are precut for you and tape or glue together.  Hinge the three main boxes together and adhere the pretty door pieces to the front.  Add your own paper, paint, ink, etc. to make this your annual heirloom advent.

Here is this year's Advent....

2020 Holiday House Advent Calendar






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Thanks So Very Much!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




Friday, October 30, 2020

New Projects For the Holidays!

 Good Afternoon Y'all!

Feels a bit weird posting this the eve of Halloween, but I guess it's best to get an early start on making Holiday Projects!

It's finally gotten a bit cooler here which is putting me in the making mood!  Always this time of year it truly is like Santa's Workshop in the studio.  I Love IT!  So....I went a bit crazy with little lantern making!  I made one, fell in love and designed a bunch more.  I finally had to stop!  Then I was off making little lighted winter scenes...I made a couple, but again I could have gone on and on!

Here's what I came up with for this month's projects...

Little Lighted Lanterns

Safety Santa-2020




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Christmas Cabin- 2020









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Camper-Trees




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Victorian Angels-Bell




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Christmas Tree-Merry Christmas




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Deer-Trees




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Snowflakes




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Winter Lighted Scenes

The Winter Cabin



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Christmas Cabin in the Woods




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Well, LOONNGG Post!  Thanks for looking through all the new projects.  I hope you like them and give them a try!

Have an awesome Halloween Y'all!

Jim

The Gentleman Crafter