can be personalised
gift wrapping available
A smart handmade leather horseshoe stud box, with an Italian 'suede velvet' lining, stud fastening and hinged lid that can be personalised to order.
The ideal present for men, boys - and girls who love horses.
Do you need to commemorate a Christening, Confirmation, Bar Mizvah, Birthday or Anniversary (the 3rd being Leather? Are you seeking unusual Wedding favours? Or a beautiful bespoke corporate gift?
Our leather boxes are ethically sourced, fairly traded and handmade, using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully soft to the touch with that distinctive smell of real leather.
When embossed to personalise, each box becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
The luxuriously-lined Horseshoe Stud Boxes are all hand-coloured and made exclusively for us in Dark Brown and Forest Green.
Lined in 'suede velvet' in a matching colour, with fitted interior pads in the same Italian fabric, they will add a really special touch when you present a pair of smart cufflinks or elegant earrings.
Up to six characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in Times Roman 22-point (capital letters only). A second line can be added, typically for dates. Unless otherwise specifically requested, full stops will be added after each initial, including the last one.
Other shapes available here are Heart, Oblong and Oval. Card Boxes, Memory Boxes and Mini Keepsakes are already in our workroom and will be available here at notonthehighstreet soon.
Our luxury leather boxes are hand-made for us, using age-old traditional skills in our own contemporary colours and designs. The colours used are derived from dyes that are environmentally friendly, naturally occurring ingredients being used wherever possible.
As these colours can fade if exposed to strong sunlight over a lengthy period, we recommend that the boxes are kept out of bright sunlight.
The carcases of the boxes are made from strong cardboard, the lids being padded with a layer of foam, giving them a ‘plush’ feel. Oval and Heart-shaped lids are detached, whilst the lids of the Horseshoe and Oblong boxes are hinged. The lids of the Horseshoe boxes are secured by a popper.
All the boxes are lined with suede velvet, an Italian fabric, that gives their interiors a luxurious feel and appearance.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking (traditional embossing on leather, now an almost extinct skill) which involves setting brass type into a 'chase' that goes into a heavy hot foiling machine. The lid of a box is secured on a pro-forma shape, which in turn is fastened to the machine’s table. Exact positioning is essential to ensure that the imprint is central and square, before inserting the foil used to give the embossing the desired colour, and lowering the chase to make the impression.
This process calls for considerable skill and attention to detail, giving our boxes an expensive and exclusive appearance.
The boxes require no maintenance, other than an occasional wipe. To restore their natural lustre we recommend the use of a high quality matching coloured leather polish, followed by gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Treated in this way one of our boxes will give many years of pleasure to the owner, as well as serving as a stylish reminder of the generosity of the giver, and that special occasion.
9 x 9 x 4cm