Nothing says you care more than a gift that you have designed yourself. Wooden jewelry boxes for women made in old world style will definitely strike a chord. The elegance and strength of wood is unbeatable, thus making it perfect heirloom material.
There are a number of woods from which jewelry boxes can be made. Each of them comes with a different texture, finish, and durability. Common choices are mahogany, cherry, and maple. There are also those in white ash, walnut, and birch, as well as burl.
Wood can be sourced from other countries and popular choices are rosewood, ebony, bocote, and jatobe. Other options can be found in lacewood, olivewood, and padauk. While all the exteriors of a good quality box are made in wood, the interiors are lined with velvet or satin.
If you wish to design a box that has heirloom qualities, you will want to look at various styles. A favored one is the jewelry chest. This consists of a set of drawers, side doors that open up and a flip top lid with a mirror.
To the flip top lid, you could include an etched mirror or a small ballerina with some soft music. Either option makes the box look and feel elegant when it is opened. A few of the drawers can include cup holders for earrings and finger rings, while the side doors can have hooks for chains.
These chests sit pretty on the dresser and their facades can be decorated in several ways to make them look elegant. Marquetry is where the box can be done up in several tiny pieces of veneer in varying textures and colors. A beautiful design can be filled in with these.
Other decoration options include hand carving on the boxes, which add to their beauty. The finish of each handmade design is different and hence you will always have a one-of-a-kind box. Other decorative works can be of inlay, gem stone embellishments, and the like.
Wooden boxes designed to be heirlooms can also be upright boxes that have removable trays. Each tray can be lined with suede, velvet, or satin and can have differently styled compartments for each type of accessory.
Another design for the box could be with small pull out drawers that open to varying levels. Here too, each one of them can have their own set of compartments giving you space for earrings, finger rings, watches, chains, bracelets, and other precious trinkets.
What gives these boxes that heirloom-like touch is the finish. Rather than have metal handles for the drawers or knobs opt for wooden ones. Sometimes having these in a contrasting color of wood make them look better.
Even the hooks that you have on the inside for chains and bracelets can be made of wood. The rolls for watches or even the cups for rings can be fashioned out of it as well. Sometimes, skipping the varnishing of these boxes gives them a very natural look.Image Source : Pinterest