We call them Trinket Boxes but they can be used for just about anything, like: sewing, jewellery, buttons, seeds and a hundred other things we haven’t even thought of. They are small enough to be carried round but large enough to fit a multitude of those essential bits and pieces. Most have a carry handle and front clasp as they are designed to be mobile; unlike a traditional jewellery box that tends to sit on a dresser or chest of drawers.
The interior of the boxes are fitted out with smaller compartments and, in some cases, removable trays. A variety of different wood types are used but, as always, we prefer to use recycled or scrap timber plus mill off-cuts and flitches. All the boxes are finished with Boiled Linseed Oil and our own recipe Beeswax Polish to give a natural look; the interiors are not coated at all as any finish could potentially affect the contents.
Custom boxes can be made to order; to get an idea of the process involved in ordering a bespoke box head over to the Custom Orders page.
There is a gallery of images (below) with some of the boxes we have made. To view our current range head on over to our Etsy online store.
Images of all our trinket or sewing boxes (since time began) are available in our Archive Gallery: