Here you will find some of the most unique and original Cigar box purses, lamps and more. Each one is a one-of-a-kind creation, and 100% hand-made. I custom design my purses for every occasion, from fun to formal, classy to casual there is something for everyone.
I started designing my Cigar Box Art in 2002. The first year it was mainly purses, but soon I was inspired to create something different. I began designing Lamps, Clocks, Valets and an occasional Painting or two. All of my Art work starts with genuine, wood Cigar Boxes.
All of the materials I use are of the highest quality, but I use just about anything to create these fun and functional pieces of art. From fabricated hardware and recycled pieces to antique items, almost everything has a use in my studio. The few things I cannot make, find, recycle or fabricate, I design and have made. I use leather, hemp, chain, macramé, and cording for my hand made straps. All of my beaded handles are hand made as well. I drill 90% of all of my beads. I use metal, stone, plastic, bone, glass and wood beads. Some boxes are left simple, but most are painted, glittered or studded. I use Swarovski Crystals, vintage 45 records, or wine and campaign labels on the outside. On the inside the purses are lined and trimmed with designer fabrics, including leather, suede, silks, embroidery, and tapestry.
It is a never ending effort to create each one as an individual piece, unlike any other. I have no one technique and no patterns. My styles are from years of trial and error, lots of practice and good old fashion evolution
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