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New Mexico Jewelry Box — $160.00

"High desert"

 

This unique Santa Fe inspired box is handcrafted and signed by Karen Kelleher Carneiro. A perfect home for jewelry, keepsakes or as a beautiful gift. Inspired by New Mexico and nature, it is a one of a kind functional piece of art. 

The wooden box has been enhanced with copper leaf and patinas in reds and browns protected with a glossy resin finish.

The decorative lid is adorned with my photograph of Santa Fe Square at sunset layered with handmade lace-like paper. The lid is embellished with a mini replica of a steer skull decorated with copper beading and green turquoise. Leaf skeletons, citrine and crystal stones are embedded into the lid and sides. The front side has a copper steer embellishment with copper beaded trim wrapping around the sides. The lid is hinged in the back with a front latch and crystal beads. The bottom is felt lined with painted wooden legs.

The interior is painted metallic copper and varnished. The padded bottom is lined with coral taffeta. The interior lid has a mirror decorated with copper beaded trim.

Approximate dimensions:
17cm/6.75” length x 14cm/5.5” width x 9cm/3.5” height