Bird Head with Jewels Reliquary Box by Grace Gunning
Grace Gunning creates this Bird Head with Jewels Reliquary Keepsake Box. Her whimsical visions are a delight to observe. An image of a bird's head surrounded by turquoise glass gems floats above a mother-of-pearl backdrop. Tiny crystals and silver balls roll around when the lid is moved.
- Handmade in the USA one at a time with antique machines from the late 1800s
- Materials: Copper, a variety of other materials including tiny glass balls, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, velvet line
- Size: 4" W x 4" H x 2 " D
- Made to order
- Theme: Bird
- Signed and Dated
- Shipping: approximately one week
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Due to the nature of handcrafted work, subtle variations are natural.
Grace Gunning has had a lifelong infatuation with boxes. From the time she was a teen, she started creating them to keep her precious amulets in a special place.
All of Grace's boxes have an interactive quality, including charms floating in a window of tiny glass balls that move.
Grace found old machines from the late 1800s and early 1900s that had been used in metal fabrication and taught herself how to form a box from metal. Someone looked at one of her early creations and said, “It looks like a reliquary”. She has been learning how to make Reliquary Boxes ever since the late 1990s. They are her favorite things to make.
In the 1990s, Grace began playing with light and lighting. One endeavor was a Moon Luminary. These had a cast glass moon face projected onto a frosted glass which created a wavering holographic feeling.