So my Masonic lodge had it’s installation of new officers this morning. Every year I take care of acquiring the Past Master jewel for the outgoing lodge Master (president). Had been buying a presentation box, and doing some small customizations, for the jewel in the past. But this year I decided to make one from scratch.
Just a simple engraved box I said to myself. Yeah… .
Laser cut from 1/8" baltic birch with finger tab joint construction and a gloss lacquer finish. Used hidden barrel hinges, royal blue flocking and Swarovski crystal rhinestones.
The design kept… evolving. First time using hidden barrel hinges and using flocking powder.
Got the “Wow!” when I presented the box and then on opening got the “OH WOW!”
Also cut and flocked a stand to hold the jewel
The columns and tiled floor are on 1/8" standoffs to add some dimensional depth to the scene.