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.
Christmas is over and a new year is ahead. It's a good time of year. New boxes on the horizon, new projects, plenty of workshop time.
Once again we're being lashed by gales. Squally rain is lashing against the windows. It's perfect weather for making boxes! Last summer's sawdust is burning fast and furious in the workshop stove.
I'm working at the moment on a new jewellery box - I have made something similar a couple of times before but I do rather like it so why not? If you want to see it taking shape have a look on my facebook page.
The only other thing I can say at the moment is that there is a fairly large project looming for a very exclusive client - but more than that I cannot say!
I've plenty of ring boxes so if it's a valentines proposal you're thing of - don't leave it until the last minute. I put a longitude and latitude set of figures on a ring box recently - not sure what it meant but it sounded romantic...
As ever, there's more news from a different perspective on the diary page. Peter