Unfortunately the camera flash has bleached the colours a little, as they are a bit darker than shown - the blue is actually navy.
The inside of the box has a removable inner that is lined with a contrasting fabric (again it's quite a bit darker IRL):
The back of the lid and an overall view of the beaded edging:
The beads used are: malachite chips; freshwater pearls; fimo leaves and some tiny pinky brown beads (that I can't remember the name of) and they go with it so well.
Each side has a different part of the silk fabric pattern covering it:
Every piece of the card and fabric for the box was cut out by hand, the card was then covered with the fabric and handsewn in place and all the individual pieces were then handsewn together...... for which a curved needle came in extremely useful. Not a drop of glue in sight! There will be a small knob on the lid when just the right thing for it has been found/made.
Alex made this at a workshop run by the local branch of the Embroiderers Guild, of which she is a member. The box feels as lovely as it looks too, as the silk is just gorgeous, and every time I looked at it I saw something different.
Many thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you've enjoyed seeing this as much as I did. :0)