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JEWELRY BOX by Gabriela Delworth

2013 is all about the artisan look, natural materials, and the search for the genuinely handmade. While organizing my accessories I realized that a box for my numerous bracelets was highly needed...

This Jewelry Box was once just an unfinished wood piece found at a craft store. I loved its earthy and rough style since the moment I saw it. It was the perfect piece to decorate and turn it into a unique item. 

JEWELRY BOX OPEN by Gabriela Delworth


Wipe your box with a cloth to get rid off dust.

Using a craft brush apply two coats of Gesso to your box inside and out.

Apply one coat at a time and let dry completely. Gesso dries fast!

Start rubbing Gelatos® Colors Butterscotch on the box.

You can start working on any side of it. I started with the top.

Using your fingers smudge the Gelatos® Colors Butterscotch to create a smooth and uneven effect on the surface.

Repeat step 4 and 5 but using Gelatos® Colors Chocolate.

Repeat step 4 and 5 but using Gelatos® Earl Grey.

Let your box dry about two hours.


Measure and cut two pieces of ribbon to decorate the top of your jewelry box.

TIP: I cut around the edges of my flower ribbon because is embroidered.

Add a few small drops of glue using your glue gun on the sections you want to place your ribbon.

Press slightly for a few seconds on the ribbon.

Your Artisan Look Jewelry Box is ready to be filled with your treasures or to give as a gift. Enjoy it!

JEWELRY BOX - GELATOS USED by Gabriela Delworth


Gelatos® Colors: Chocolate, Butterscotch & Earl Grey.


Glue gun, glue sticks, Gesso, craft brush, ribbon.



Gabriela Delworth is a Craft & Product Designer with over six years of experience designing for leading arts and crafts manufacturers. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She also writes instructional articles accompanied by tutorials and photography for publications in print/online.



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Love that you used the gelatos on wood!



Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am glad you liked the technique.


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