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Title:
Making decorative boxes
Author:
Owen, Cheryl.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780715312223

9780715314517
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Owen has devised a range of boxes of all shapes and sizes to make and embellish, that suit all tastes and occasions. Beadwork, metal embossing, glass etching, mosaic and a myriad of textiles are just some of the ideas and materials used to create the boxes. All of the projects are illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs, and finished shots provide more guidance. Owen offers hints, tips and alternative ideas throughout. The materials used are readily accessible and templates are included where necessary, ensuring professional looking results.


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Booklist Review

A British designer shows how leftover containers--from used heart-shaped candy boxes to bedraggled rattan covered baskets--are transformed into utilitarian objects of beauty. Even better, none of Owen's 20 projects demand major crafting skills, such as woodworking or decorative painting. Her patterns have only a smidgen of complicated techniques, such as the use of glass-etch spray, but all of them receive plenty of photographic and instructional attention. All boxes are divided into one of three types: multimedia, including a contemporary beaded basket and a paper marquetry chess box; organic options, featuring a mosaic chest and layered beehive pots; and textural textiles, showcasing an opulent ribbon gift box or a Swedish felt sewing box, among others. An elegant yet simple layout with templates appended ensures that nothing has been omitted. Barbara Jacobs