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Trinket Box w/ copper ship embossing
I made this several years ago. Someone I knew was into metal embossing and tooling. I asked her if I could do something like that to the trinket box I made on a friend's equipment. She showed me the basics, I picked out a mold I liked, then she gave me a fairly thick piece of copper, handed me the tools and accessories and let me go at it. Getting the nails in without smashing the embossing, was the real challenge! Since I only did one box, I also borrowed some stain and sealer and came up with this. You can see some drip marks and other imperfections, but not bad for a first time, I guess. And funny thing, I NEVER did get a clasp put on the front, and never gave it a 2nd thought, until taking these pictures tonight. All these times I have had to hold it just right when packing and moving, even taking these pics. LOL