I enjoy all my commissions but some stand out from the crowd: this is one such. Towards the end of 2015 I was contacted by a gentleman in the US who had been hunting for a ring box for an engagement ring and had finally stumbled upon my Harry Potter themed trinket boxes. He was very interested and so was I! He told me his plans, and bearing these in mind I put my thinking cap on. The box itself was straightforward, being a standard trinket box but with the addition of the note seen above. The slightly tricky bit was how to get the ring to stay put, as he’d be carrying the box in a backpack on a hike during the lead up to the proposal.
The solution turned out to be quite wonderfully simplistic in the end, an insert of acetate in which the ring could be lodged – thus giving the impression that it was floating above the quote. As I don’t wear rings I had to improvise when making a mock up to show Chris.
Even with a Scrabble tile it worked well! Chris was happy with this solution so I got his box made and sent off. As I didn’t have his ring to hand, and getting a snug fit was imperative, I sent him a number of the acetates (already cut to size and folded to fit the box) so he could cut the ring slot himself. Photos of the finished box are below, and I’ve blurred out part of the address for obvious reasons of privacy.
I got the box made and sent in super quick time and then we were at the mercy of the postal service – and it was a very close call. The box arrived just in time, and the proposal went ahead. Chris has been kind enough to send me some of the photographs that were taken on the day so I could share their happy moment with all of you.