Clamshell Box

Clamshell Box For My Friend

By Janet Hickey / January 11, 2015

I made this box housing a tray and journal for my friend Bonnie who is fighting a battle with cancer. Of all the book jackets I have in my stash I didn’t have one I felt suited my vision.  Most of the thick books useful in this type of box with a tray are generally…

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Zombie Book and Clam Shell Box

By Janet Hickey / January 4, 2015

Short story… I wanted to make something different for a special, incredibly talented, artist. I went to her blog and found a post titled “Things To Do Before The Zombie Apocalypse” – things rocketed on from there. I lead a rather boring life and am not too familiar with Zombies. I’m more afraid of not…

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Coptic Binding Wood Cover Book

By Janet Hickey / August 24, 2014

This good was made from four pieces of wood flooring.  A window was made using mica.  

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Clamshell box – repurposed Lawyers Reference Book

By Janet Hickey / August 23, 2014

We’ve moved my web site and blog to WordPress.  While still in the process of updating categories and tags, etc., I realized I hadn’t posted one of my favorite boxes (or if I did I can’t find it 😉 I bought a few lawyers reference books from the yearly local library book sale.  This one…

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Collapsible Box – Great Storage

By Janet Hickey / August 8, 2012

This is a great container when traveling for a class.  It folds flat so it doesn’t take up much room and assembles in seconds.  It looks great when you take it out at class to hold your supplies while you work. A very long time ago my Mother’s best friend Muriel gave her a vintage Asian…

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Leather Covered Slip Case for Antique Book

By Janet Hickey / July 25, 2012

One of the reasons I was interested in Jana Pullman’s class was that I wanted to make a slip case for a 1966 Instrument Flying Handbook I found at a yard sale. I have reclaimed airplane seat leather I want to use as a cover.  The leather is VERY thick and I was hoping for some…

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When The Student Is Ready…The Teacher Will Come

By Janet Hickey / May 13, 2012

In my case this Buddhist Proverb couldn’t be more timely… 1.  I came across a book binder on YouTube that put together awesome instructional videos of various book binding and case making techniques Sage Reynolds, the book binder, has an impressive list of videos, take a look.  While I knew (or have seen in the…

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The Past IS My Present

By Janet Hickey / April 24, 2012

Another one of my gifts (to myself 😉 was a weekend art class… A serendipitous search of the Internet led me to a weekend class being taught by Sandy Webster ( only 1 1/2 hrs away from my home at The Creative Arts Center in Dalton, GA.          “Building Boxes:  Creative Spaces for Small Collections”    Two…

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Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

By Janet Hickey / July 22, 2011

About four years ago I agreed to be mobilized from Atlanta to the Gulf of Mississippi to support a disaster housing project related to the Katrina Disaster that devastated the Coast. I had never been to Mississippi before. Katrina was still a vivid memory when I arrived and it’s Citizens were reeling from loss of…

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Capt. Crabb

By Janet Hickey / June 12, 2008

Capt. Crabb (Loran Edwin Crabb – USNR) Loran “Lee” Crabb was my stepfather. He was a character! This picture reminds me of the fun, sometime audacious, side of him. He was retired Navy, Florida Park Ranger, University of Miami School of Rosenthal ****, Fisherman, Jack of All Trades. My Mother had 5 girls when she…

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Loretta's Box


By Laura Phillips / June 12, 2001

Loretta – 202 Pairs of Shoes… None Needed In Heaven Size: 11.5″w x 11.25″h x 6″d (including acrylic strip) This box was assembled in celebration of my sister Loretta (#2 of 5 girls) – lost to a battle with Leukemia March 30, 2000. I built the box right away – however, it took me five…

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