Monday, February 15, 2010

Just a Quick Note to Announce My First Cigar Box Purse

I've been so excited about getting this piece completed and listed, and tonight's finally the night!

"Just Bee" Honeycomb Pattern Cigar Box Purse

Just Bee Honeycomb Pattern Cigar Box Purse

I had been wanting to try some cigar box purses, so a few weeks ago I stopped by a local cigar store and came across this honey of a box.  As soon as I saw it I knew it had potential.  Since I'd never tried something like this before, the whole thing was kind of one big experiment.

I had a blast finding all of the parts I needed: I found the button for the clasp mixed in with a bunch of old buttons I bought last year at a flea market; the handle came from an old metal pail acquired at another flea market.  I made the flowers from discontinued books of upholstery samples we were throwing away at work.  Painting the details was fun, too.

So anyway, besides this one, I've already got at least 10 more ideas in my head for others!  Thanks for reading tonight!


  1. Great photo! Did you find a good light box instructional? Feel free to convo me anytime!

  2. thanks! yes, I did find a very good website with simple instructions, and I built it this evening. It does make a huge difference! Thanks again!

  3. Love the honeycomb cigar box purse! Some cigar boxes are really beautiful and/or unusual. My daughter bought some and I just had no idea that cigar boxes (of all things) were so cool!
    And a big thank you for your follow on my blog -- I'm returning the favor!

  4. thanks for the compliment and the follow! I have a Princess cigar box purse as well that I'll be listing tonight.

  5. I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that your blog is lovely! Have a beautiful weekend!

    xo, Katie

  6. Katie, thanks so much for checking out my blog. yours is wonderful - so very uplifting! I'm now following you. From glancing through your profile, I think you may like my girlfriend's blog, A Dare A Day, as well.

    Thanks again and have a great day!