“The Pearl of Great Price” Altered Ring Box


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This  vintage ring box belonged to my great-grandmother.  It was one of  many odds and ends I came across in the old boxes I mentioned in my last post.

Rolling around in the boxes were several faux pearls.  I decided to alter the ring box a bit and include the scripture about the “pearl of great price” .  Finding vintage  items that can convey the meaning of a passage of scripture in an unusual way is very rewarding to me.

I decorated  the cover with a tiny bit of vintage sheet music, decorative paper, and prisma-glitter.  I also cut out the reference from Matthew 13:45-46  and glued it right above the small button that opens it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I tied silk ribbon around the hinge and added fibers and a  cross charm.  This will allow it to be used as an ornament. Anyone else already thinking about Christmas ? I promise it will make you feel cooler 🙂

Inside, I cut apart the verses from Matthew out of an old Bible fallen into disrepair, re-assembled the words carefully on the underside of the lid, and glued a faux pearl in the velvet opening. Lastly, I glued some fiber trims around the edges of the box.

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