Thinking Inside, Outside, and All Around the Box

Organizer basket by Donna Stouffer
Organizer basket by Donna Stouffer
Peep Show by Joan Hiser
Peep Show by Joan Hiser
Pill Box Hat by Paula Lewis
Pill Box Hat by Paula Lewis

Monday night we had the big reveal of our 2016 Yellow Breeches Chapter Challenge – Boxes. I’ll start with all of the other fabulous boxes that were shared and end with my finished product – Zigzagery. The first box was Paula Lewis’ Pill Box Hat, it was a fun addition!

 

Bird House by Allen Swainston
Bird House by Allen Swainston
The inner beaded box by Kimberly Swenson
The inner beaded box by Kimberly Swenson

We had woodworkers who brought a puzzle box (Jim Whetstone), a bird house (Allen Swainston), and gourd/woodcarving rendition of a “peep” show by Joan Hiser.

We had a stained glass box by Dan Hayward, a glass mosaic box by Kimberly Swenson that housed the box she really wanted to make which was a beaded masterpiece, and Donna Stouffer created an organizer basket box full of little tiny baskets!

Puzzle box by Jim Whetstone - created in a similar vein to my 2015 piece Scavenger
Puzzle box by Jim Whetstone – created in a similar vein to my 2015 piece Scavenger
Chain maille Marble Box by Leslie Halaby-Moore
Chain maille Marble Box by Leslie Halaby-Moore

Leslie Hallaby-Moore wanted to create a chain maille box and she made one to hold a marble (so she doesn’t lose it). Connie Hollenbaugh made a dragon cave box that had painting, etching, beading, and clay.

Shots of Connie Hollenbaugh's Dragon Cave
Shots of Connie Hollenbaugh’s Dragon Cave

The best thing was that everyone had a story to go with their box. Many times it was a story of frustration, but that just led to learning a new way of doing things. As you can see the results were fun and fabulous!

You can see all these boxes live and in person at the Yellow Breeches Chapter Booth at the Carlisle Harvest of the Arts next weekend (September 24, 2016) in Carlisle, PA where you can also find the booths of many of these and other fine craftsmen.

Stained Glass box by Dan Hayward
Stained Glass box by Dan Hayward
And finally my piece, Zigzagery ©2016 WTEK brass, nickel
And finally my piece, Zigzagery ©2016 WTEK brass, nickel
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