Pyrography Egyptian Bling Box

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front. Pictured here with some of my Egyptian costume jewelry on top of the blue overdress from my costume.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

Like a lot of my other bling boxes (except the Viking ones!) I don’t have a LOT of accessories to store in these wood burned boxes.. yet –  but for my work-in-progress Egyptian costume, I do already have a few necklaces (one glass, one stone). I also have some Egyptian Faience beads which I can store in the bling box as well… ready for when I want to string them up. Continue reading

Byzantine textile inspired bling box

The top of this wood burned box was based on a 11th century textile.

The top of this wood burned box was based on a 11th century textile.

I really wanted to continue with pyrography (wood burning) after my first round of wood-burned bling boxes. My intention was to make one for each of the costumes I currently have to hold small things like jewellery, belts, etc. for each of my costumes… but then possibly for other little things I need to tuck away. Continue reading

Pyrography box – medieval spinning

Wood burned box with a medieval woodcut image of three women in the process of producing yarn on the lid.

Wood burned box with a medieval woodcut image of three women in the process of producing yarn on the lid.

After my first round of wood-burned bling boxes, I decided I really wanted to make more – some as bling boxes for my various costumes, but some as sewing/gear boxes to hold various things particularly for my SCA play.

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Small Jörmungandr pyrography box

Small Jörmungandr wooden pyrography box displayed with some of my Viking costume kit, coins, and drinking glass

Small Jörmungandr wooden pyrography box displayed with some of my Viking costume kit, coins, and drinking glass

Although most of the small wooden boxes I picked up for Viking-inspired bling boxes were reasonably sized, I also picked up two very small boxes from the dollar store. Each are only about 14cm x 8cm x 8cm approximately. They won’t hold very much; a beaded necklace, a small brooch, and a pendant perhaps… or my nålbinding needles and lucet fork perhaps. I may also use it for beads that I haven’t strung up yet – though since I have new glass beads to identify, this box may now be too small!

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