BESPOKE PROCESS

INITIAL BOX DISCUSSIONS

Welcome to our Commissions Page, the home of bespoke wooden jewellery box commissions, for boxes as individual as you. It is certainly useful if you have a clear idea of what you want and can either sketch or explain it to us. We can either have a telephone conversation or use social media to converse or email, whichever you prefer, and are available evenings and early mornings for international clients.

Box Wish List

We will ask you about your box aspirations in detail – your BOX  WISH  LIST –  and how you want to personalise your box in terms of its –

  • Type (for instance jewellery box, ring box, keepsake box, watch box, presentation or vault box)
  • Size (from petite ring boxes to medium jewellery boxes and up to large vault boxes)
  • Style (for example traditional, art deco, mid 20th century, or modern contemporary)
  • Hardware (such as brass locks catches and hinges, or stainless steel, gold or silver)
  • Woods/veneer (including light woods – sycamore, medium – oak, dark – walnut, exotic woods and veneers – ziricote, ebony)
  • Personalisation (such as lid marquetry designs and/or a plaque with an inscription)

Our Box Wish List e-postcard is a useful starting point and once you have noted your preferences please email us directly to discuss further.

Luxury Jewellery Box
Luxury Jewellery Box in Oak

VISUALISE YOUR BOX PRIOR TO CREATION

After our initial discussions where we discuss your Box Wish List,  we provide a Design Consultation Service.  We are currently offering a FREE, no obligation, design consultation until the end of June 2020.  At this stage we consider your requirements in detail and can present you with several photo realistic renders to help you visualise how the final piece will look.

Box Imagery shared with Customers

The images to the left are two computer renders of a past commission, the Peacock Jewellery Box. While below is a true image of the Peacock Box sent to our customer prior to organising delivery.  We included two lift-out trays, and lined the interior in a rich teal suede.  It is easy to change and rearrange box elements such as trays, interior colours and marquetry using computer software.  Indeed, our customer viewed the box design in two other woods before settling for oak. Other peacock marquetry was also contemplated before choosing the design shown on the lid to the left.  Using computer rendering also helped our customer when considering whether to have a lock and key or a button catch at the box front.

Further Ideas

We can provide you with samples of woods and interior materials as well as further images of bespoke wooden jewellery box commissions and other box styles to help clarify your ideas. Please also view our Facebook and Past Commission projects which will certainly inspire you.  Once the box design is agreed we will provide you with a quotation and expected delivery date.  Payment arrangements are flexible and we can discuss these details with you.  (Box commissions start from £600.00 GBP).

BOX CREATION

Boxes generally take six to twelve weeks to complete depending on current orders, and once your computer rendered drawings have been approved by you.

We keep you up to date with box developments by sending digital images of your handmade box with supporting text via email. You can also contact us at any time to ask about progress.

Authenticity Mark

All of our custom-made boxes have our logo mark discreetly added as proof of authenticity.

Luxury Jewellery Box in Oak with peacock Marquetry
Specially Gift Wrapped Boxes

SPECIAL BOX DELIVERY

We will carefully wrap your luxury wooden box in our branded packaging, and arrange delivery for a day that suits you, using an appropriate postal service.  This would be either Special Next Day (UK) or carriers such as TNT and DHL (further afield).  If you have a preferred courier please let us know.  Whenever possible, we will personally hand deliver your bespoke box within Northern Ireland.

Special Dates

We always endeavour to keep to a date especially if it is for a very special event to present this as a personalised gift.  So whether it be a watch box for a retirement, a jewellery box for a 21st Birthday gift, a presentation box for a sports event, or a ring box for an engagement, we will work with you to make the whole box making experience enjoyable and rewarding.  We look forward to working with you.

Best Regards – Ian Hawthorne

The Finished Product

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