Leather Box with Copper Inlay

One of our challenges for homework this time is to cover two boxes. One is to have a traditional design and the other can be anything. I decided to use some of my leather paper to cover one box.

I had a roll of very thin copper sheet that I embossed with Celtic designs. I thought Celtic would fit the traditional design category. I then used liver of sulfur to discolor the really shiny copper. Here’s the top of the box.

The copper had very sharp edges so I decide to cover the edges with “padded leather”. I used some fun foam for that. All the box sides have the same design.

And the inside is covered with “leather” too. I am pleased with the results although it did take a bit of time to complete. I am now working on the second box. But it isn’t finished yet. So I’ll show that one later.

6 thoughts on “Leather Box with Copper Inlay

  1. What a beautiful box! The padded ‘leather’ to cover the sharp edges is a clever idea and adds interest to the box design – double win. The two colours were made for each other and the celtic design adds an antique air.

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