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Saturday, October 10, 2015

{My French Ormolu Jewelry Box got new Bottom}

For several years I'd been looking for 5mm gold nails with claws, for replacing the bad looking old ones in the worn velvet of my French Ormolu Jewelry Box's Bottom...
So finally I found them in France and Claudia from NuNu's Garn-und Stofflabor did put the new bottom together for me.
You can click the above link for reading her post about this job.
This is my Antique French Ormolu Jewelry Box...
It was again a very sunny day and I loved to fill this tiny white vase with fragrant Ginger Lilies.
It does have a beveled glass top and four side panels.
Here is the new Bottom, made by Claudia...
She did replace this stained and worn velvet bottom...
That fabric could not be salvaged...
So we found the 5mm Gold nails with claws and Claudia used some Suedine, that she uses for her Bear making, creating the foot soles.
This is the end result.
My silver Angels feel very much at home for the time being, as long as they reside at: Mariette's Back to Basics my boutique on line.
Once they all get adopted, I can fill it with my own jewelry.
Photo taken with the lid opened for a better color.
Thank you Claudia!

Related link:
{My French Ormolu Jewelry Box & Silver Angels} | previous post by me
A Little Mercerie | French on line store for all kind of craft items


  1. glad she was able to replace it!

  2. Dearest Mariette ... what a lovely job Claudia did in restoring the bottom of your French Ormolu Jewelry Box! absolutely beautiful. Those Angels are such treasures they will surely not last long in your boutique. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead... many blessings, Celia M.

  3. Dearest Mariette,
    thank you for this lovely post and your so kind words about my work.
    I wish, I could have id done more like the original one .......
    But I am glad it fits and your wonderful Jewelry Box can be used again :O)
    Wishing you a wonderful and joyful weekend ahead,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  4. Liebe Mariette,

    das beeindruckt mich.
    Alles Liebe

  5. Erge mooi doos mijn smaak helemaal !

  6. (Misschien dubbel dit berichtje )..maar erg mooi en helemaal mijn smaak!

  7. Dat heeft ze mooi gedaan, met zulke kleine 5mm gouden bolletjes een heel gepriegel denk ik.

  8. I have already told you how much I learn from your blogposts, dearest Mariette!!! Ormolu was an unknown word to me, I did not know it had to do with the french "or moulu". Now, with the new bottom created by your friend, you can enjoy your beautiful jewelry box again! Your angels are so cute, I am sure they will get adopted very soon!
    I wish you a lovely weekend, my dear friend!
    Many hugs from Greece!!!

  9. C'est très délicat et magnifique. Bravo.
    Bises Mariette et bon WE

  10. What a fantastic jewelry box. It`s very very pretty. The angels are cute. I love it too much dearest Mariette.
    I wish you the very best week end.
    Sending hugs.

  11. That is exquisite! I love seeing it clearly and such detail, dear Mariette. xo

  12. She did a beautiful job of replacing the bottom of your box. Just exquisite with those tiny gold nails arranged so perfectly.
    And those ginger lilies are gorgeous. I'll bet they smell very nice. Have a good weekend, Mariette! xo Deborah

  13. Dearest Mariette , Claudia made so wonderful job in your jewelry box ! You gave it a second lovely life .
    Have a nice weekend !

  14. un incanto!!!!! i tuoi argenti sono deliziosi e Claudia è stata bravissima!!!!! un abbraccio grande e buon fine settimana Lory

  15. I remember this jewelry box - what a beautiful piece! I really love that it has glass top and side panels, and we can see inside. Your friend Claudia did great job replacing the bottom. I love the new look very much!
    Have a great weekend, Mariette!

  16. It is good as new.....and very beautiful!

  17. A beautiful jewlery box and Claudia did a great job too. Have a great weekend Mariette!

  18. Lieve Mariette ,
    Wat een prachtige sieraden doosje ...en Claudia heeft de bodem heel mooi vervangen ...
    Veel plezier er van ....groetjes en een fijne zondag

  19. Oh my, Claudia did an amazing job and your Ormolu box is stunning! It's a real treasure among your treasures sweet friend.

  20. Ein Traum sind die weißen Blüten, liebe Mariette und das hat Claudia toll gemacht! Dieses Geschick muß ich bewundern und so genial, daß das heute über so weite Entfernungen hinweg möglich ist.

    Liebe Grüße


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