I have managed to catch a few hours here and there and concentrate on the ladies vanity box that i have started working on.
The main carcass of the box is constructed from English walnut, this is then edged off with the recycled ivory piano keys i posted about in an earlier post, The open panels are then veneered in English walnut burr this will also be used for the lid and draw fronts once complete.
Inside the box there are five tiny compartments, two of these will be used to hold perfume bottles while the other three I'm not sure about yet, these have ivory lids with tiny handmade brass handles.
The draws once complete will hold other implements and hopefully a hairbrush and hand mirror.
This will now definitely be my first piece of 2013, I've not put a time estimate on its completion but with all the accessories that need to be made its safe to say it wont be completed before the end of this year.I look forward to sharing more progress on this piece.
Its also been nice to get my PC up and running again and take the time to browse all the other blogs which i follow with great interest, i think everyone would agree that 2012 has seen some amazing miniature creations all around the world and i have to say its been fantastic to read and watch how many have developed into miniature masterpieces .
Have a great week everyone. Tony.