Here is the new rewrapped version of the silver trinket box. I love, love, love the new wrap! I think it looks hugely improved!
But.. I now know why my first wrap didn't work. It turns out these spiral frames are asymmetrical. The box and lid don't quite sit flush to each other as they should. My picture doesn't quite show this fact, because I took the picture using the best angle;)
I should know better than to make that mistake, since I have written a whole blog post about spiral geometry.
Despite the fact that I have another flawed trinket box on my hands (some of you are probably rolling your eyes at me for saying that), I am thrilled with what I have accomplished so far. These boxes are not easy to make and I'm very pleased with myself:)
I know some friends of mind might like to purchase this box even in it's flawed condition, and some family members would also enjoy having it, so I won't trash this one.
I am hoping my perfectionist efforts here will move me forward into making some really beautiful things in the future. I have a lot of ideas I want to bring to these boxes and I want to build on a rock solid foundation. The drive for improvement can also be a stumbling block and a discouragement from creativity. The hard thing is having the wisdom to know when to listen to the criticism, and when to shut it down. Right now, I'm glad I listened.
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