Dimensions: 4 inches wide x 2 inches deep x 1 – 1/2 inches high.
The box does not need to contain any particular item.
An enclosed box where the lid opens – could be a lidded vessel.
Need not be hinged.
Should reflect artist’s style.
Shape need not be conventional.
Free form elevation.
2nd level of detail.
Two boxes which looked although they had been twisted open with a key from spam or corned beef.
One box using a lift off top with a more modern ring pull design.
And after a few questions back and forth…
A decision was made for the box with a tight twist and 18 carat gold key.
Making the Key
Bending the gold wire using round nose pliers to get the right shape
Silver is then spun / pushed onto the nylon.
This process is done on a spinning lathe.
This forms the main shape of the body.
The base is then soldered in using hard solder and a torch.
Light sanding is then done to prepare the box for the fitting of the bezel.
Making the bezel
Once fitted in place this will hold the lid and the base together.
A decision was made on a more open twist than the one which was originally agreed.
A think stop out paint is applied to the silver to protect the areas we don’t want plating.
The finished design
Once the photos are taken its boxed up and sent onto its new owner.