Since I'm never quite sure which order Blogger will post the pictures in, I'm going to have to guess at it.
The outside of my rust project is done! I *think* the first picture you see is the top (I hope). The ribbon is threaded through some interesting wire beads I had in my stash to form a closure of sorts. The next three pictures show the sides...the box has five sides, so hopefully you can see the details (click on pictures to enlarge). The final two pictures are of the 'stand' and the outside of the main part unfolded. When it's all complete, there will be art inside each of the five sides too, but I haven't had time to tackle that yet.
The base I used was some of the rust dyed fabric I made awhile ago. All of the embellishments were dug out of my stash so I haven't had to spend any money on this, which makes it even better. Notice the drinking straw beads?
If I had it to do over, I would use a much more solid type of interfacing inside it for more stability. I used what I had, which is ok, but it would have been better with something thicker. All in all, it's been a great project and I'm thrilled with it.
Specs: The box measures approx. 6". Pattern: pg.48-55, Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue Sixteen Winter 2004
Please tell me what you think in the comments!