The casket for jewelry is the most convenient attribute of the dressing table, which allows you to store all kinds of small items, cosmetics, watches, etc. These little chests can be of various designs and made of completely different materials: plain cardboard, wood, metal, leather. They can be bought in a store or made with your own hand.
A bit of history
Box for jewelry is a small box or box with a lid, designed to store jewelry, securities and other small items.
In ancient times, the casket was called casket, casket or lambskin. As a rule, all the chests used to have a lid with a lock. Very often these items were equipped with hiding places, for example, a double bottom or a special hidden space in the thickness of the lid. Sometimes a casket for jewelry, made by a skillful master, had a special secret. Open such a product could only be done by a series of specific manipulations.
The jewelry box could have a very high cost. After all, for their manufacture and finishing used a variety of valuable materials: ivory, gold, silver, precious and semiprecious stones. In addition, the masters used to create products quite sophisticated for the time technology: engraving, cloisonne enamel, filigree, granules, inlay. The best examples of such products, belonging to previously rich noblemen, are now kept in museums.
Varieties of modern caskets
A modern box for jewelry may well look no worse than its ancient predecessors. Moreover, with the development of technology, the opportunity to diversify the decoration of this never-missing accessory has grown at times.
On the shelves of shops today, you can often find different types of boxes.
Caskets made of wood
Most often these products are decorated with exquisite carving or burned patterns and even pictures on them. Wooden boxes for jewelry are considered classics. The price for them can vary in a fairly wide range, since they can be made both from ordinary wood and from valuable wood.
A leather box is more suitable for a man. As a rule, such products look expensive and solid. The man's box does not need an abundance of decorative ornaments. It can be quite concise. It is enough for her to choose the texture and color of the skin. Such an accessory will serve faithfully in the storage of men's watches and ornaments (cuff links, tie clips, etc.).
Caskets made of glass or crystal
Transparent caskets made of glass or crystal will reliably preserve jewelry and give the exquisite interior ease and special refinement. Sometimes glass trunks are placed in a rim of metal, and also decorated with elegant metal patterns in the form of a flower, a butterfly, etc.
Porcelain boxes are often decorated with hand-painted. They are considered a budget option, but look very aesthetically, and in some cases such a white box for jewelry can not yield to the beauty of expensive models in any way.
Caskets made of stone
A casket for jewelry made of stone, on the contrary, not everyone has to afford. These are, as a rule, exclusive products made of jasper, malachite, carnelian, serpentine or other semiprecious stones.
A metal box for jewelry is a rare specimen. Most often they are made of simple metal, and then covered with silver or tin. However, sometimes small caskets for especially valuable or memorable items are made entirely of silver or even gold, but there are very few such specimens.
Choosing a casket, remember that this is not just a box for storing small things or jewelry. A casket is an ornament of an interior and an indicator of your aesthetic taste.
How to make the right choice?
What should be a jewelry box, a woman should decide for herself. To better navigate in a vari
ety of models, listen to simple tips:
- Select the size of the chest in accordance with the number and size of objects that you plan to store in it, for a small ring it is unlikely to need a large casket;
- so that small objects do not accidentally scatter, or that small children do not use jewelry as toys, it is better to choose models with locks;
- a multi-tier jewelry box is very convenient if you want to place a large number of small items in different compartments (for example, one tier can be identified under the rings, the second one under the earrings, the third under the necklace, etc.);
- the material of the casket and the style of its design must necessarily fit harmoniously into the interior of the room.
A casket for jewelry is a great gift. After all, almost every woman has many items that will be very convenient to store in such a trunk.
Casket with own hands
Those who do not yet have a useful chest for storing small things in their homes should not despair, because a jewelry box made with their own hands may well become a pleasant addition to the interior.
How to make a jewelry box from a tree, of course, people who can handle carpentry tools will be able to understand. However, this requires certain skills and skill, but to make a cherished chest of cardboard for everyone, even a child. All that is needed for this is a suitable sized box and a bold flight of fantasy.
The easiest way is to make a chest out of the box from perfume or cosmetics. Because of what size you choose the base (bigger or smaller), the size of your future casket depends.
If at hand there was no suitable box, it can be made independently from cardboard. By the way, in this case you will have the opportunity to give the box the desired shape. For example, it can be made round or in the form of a heart. To do this, cut out the base of the desired configuration and glue a piece of cardboard of the desired height along the edge.
After the box is ready, it remains only to give it a beautiful aesthetic appearance. The easiest way to do this is by gluing the surface with colored paper. Next, the box should be decorated with decorative elements: applique, flowers, sequins, paillettes, colored stones, quillings, etc. Anything that your imagination can tell is suitable.
The inner part can simply be pasted with wrapping paper or make it soft by cutting out slices of fine foam and wrapping them with a cloth.
Very beautiful caskets are obtained from threads according to the principle of weaving baskets. They are very simple:
- from the cardboard the base of the desired shape is cut out;
- at a short distance from the edge in the cardboard around the perimeter, about a centimeter from each other, holes are pierced;
- In the holes are inserted and glued the usual toothpicks;
- then the toothpicks are staggered to the top with colored threads;
- weaving is decorated with rhinestones, colored stones or beads.
Your casket is ready. It remains only to decorate the ends of the toothpicks with a ribbon, a beautiful chain or in any other way.
A casket is an object that will reliably keep your jewelry, watches, jewelry and other small items intact. And it is not necessary that this accessory cost a huge amount of money. Quite beautiful and even exquisitely can look and products made by yourself, if you put in them a drop of warmth and a little imagination.