I had a brilliant idea! Well, we all have them from time to time, don't we?
Turn some of my glass on wood pieces into boxes! These could be for jewelry, paperclips, found shells, pet ashes.... the list goes on.
I took chunks of tree limbs, cut off the bottom, slice into the edges of the rest of the chunk to create a cavity, then glue all those pieces back together. Then take a slice off of the top of the piece from the inside to glue onto the bottom of the glass for the lid. Then, of course, make the reverse glass painting to fit the box. Once glued together, the box is heavily sanded and has a coat of satin varnish to protect the wood.
So far I have only done some of my tree designs, but I could see all kinds of animals and even pet portraits for pet urns. They are all around 4" in diameter and varying heights from 2-1/2" to 5".