Peter Lloyd, working from his small workshop in Cumbria UK, searches out unusual and beautiful English hardwoods to create jewellery boxes, ring boxes, work boxes, writing slopes.
Whether it be a desk box made from tiger oak, a jewelry chest, a little jewel of a ring box or stationery box of burr elm, each of these handmade wooden boxes is a celebration of its wood.
It's half way through January already and the days are getting longer. Winter, however is still tuning up...after the warmest December on record the mercury has finally dropped below zero and we've got a sprinkling of snow. Which, when I'm snug and warm in the workshop with the sawdust burner going full blast is fine!
Well that's the weather. What about boxes! There's a new jewellery box on the 'jewellery box' gallery page. It's in ripple sycamore, one of my favourite woods and I've tried to keep it fairly simple so as I can maybe make a small batch of these boxes and therefore keep the price down. There's only one so far - I'm not sure yet whether they'll be others - watch this space!
Ring boxes continue to sell well - in fact I've just sent one off for a rather special ring for a bishop!
Desk boxes too, continue to get sent off. By the way, don't be put off by the title 'desk box' they can be used for anything! Bedside tables boxes, hall table boxes - even a box for the remotes!
As ever, there's more news from a different perspective on the diary page - or at there will be if Chris gets around to doing it! Peter