ROCK IT! Make an Agate Jewelry Box

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Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

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Sometimes… just once in a blue moon… when Jupiter aligns with Mars and the sun hits the right way and the tides reverse– a sure sign that something is meant to be pops up and you can’t ignore it.  Case in point: I’d been lusting after the gilded edge agate slice boxes I’d spied online, but couldn’t splurge on the $95 price tag. BOO.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Then last week I was invited to a blogger preview of the new Container Store located in King of Prussia (!!!)(that definitely needs many exclamation points for an organizing nerd like me)(!!!) and one of the favors was nestled in a sweet little acrylic box.  Half of my dream was coming true. But what about the agate slice?

Ahem. I happened to stumble across that a few days later at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and it was only $6. PLANETS? ALIGNED!

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

So I grabbed my gilding paint, a brush, and a glue gun.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

The gilding paint is easy to work with, as you can see in my gilded mirror tutorial. Just dip the brush into the paint, and gently drag along the edge. If you make a mistake, wipe off and start again. Soon, you have a gilded edge agate! Note that I held it in my hand while painting and placed it on the paper towel for photographing, painting while photographing was impossible. :)

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Check out that edge! So easy!

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

I simply hot glued it to the acrylic box.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Then displayed my jewelry in it.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

And took many photos.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

And pulled out every accessory in the history of ever.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Because I have issues, that’s why.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

I’d like keep this box on my dresser with my other jewelry, but I might have to fight Noodle for it. Bee, on the other hand, keeps trying to pry the agate off.

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

You don’t need to wait until Jupiter aligns with Mars to make your own. I’ve scouted out several sources for both agates and boxes so you can make this for way less than the $95 price tag too. Just be sure the size of the agate is appropriate for the size of the box (please note, I don’t endorse any of these sellers, they are sources I considered buying from before the tides turned in my favor):

Agate Slices:

Acrylic Boxes:

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

There are many, many things I love and will splurge on over at One Kings Lane; thankfully, this box isn’t one of them. ;-)

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice jewelry box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

Who’s ready to ROCK IT on the Agate train? (sorry… I had to say it just once…)  Do you love the geology trend going on right now?

Make a gorgeous gilded agate slice box for WAY less than retail-- here's how! www.makinglemonadeblog.com #DIY #agate #jewelrybox

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Comments

  1. Jenna says:

    Love this! I saw it on Instagram the other day and was like – I have to know about that! That box is fab, the agate is fab and I will now be looking for one of those!

  2. SO clever! I love that you just saved yourself $89 and got the box you wanted! I think you deserve to buy some new jewelry to put in it! :)

  3. Patricia says:

    So lovely! Brushing gilding paint on the edge of the agate slice is brilliant.

  4. Kathy Minton says:
  5. Heidi says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve been trying to work with agate for a while and this confirms I need to just do it already.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

  6. gabrielle says:

    Not a big fan of acrylic, because of easy scratches – I think I would try to find glass (ikea?) Might consider adding a mirror to the inside bottom, so that light glances up through the stone. It’s a neat project!

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