Egyptian jewelry box

To choose a good gift you need to personalize it to fit the person.  In this case, the person was very interested in Egyptian culture.  Building off of that idea, I set out to make something that looked Egyptian and could be useful.

After doing some research, I chose to do an Egyptian themed jewelry box.  I noticed a lot of styles that used dark colors with gold accent.  This led me to try a dark wood stain that is then engraved to reveal the lighter internal wood.   I used random hieroglyphics for the four sides.  On the top lid it has the eye of Horus since is watchful eye of the protector.  Under the eye I put the person’s name in hieroglyphics.

Egyptian Wooden Jewelry Box

Egyptian Wooden Jewelry Box

I used a new type of hinge that allowed for smooth rotation of the lid and added a spacer and red felt inside.

Egyptian Wooden Jewelry Box Inside

Egyptian Wooden Jewelry Box Inside

It’s not something that I think would sell because of the costs and time involved to produce.  But as a gift that wasn’t an issue.

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