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tree of life keepsake box

by Cynthia Webb $36.00
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  • the story

Put Your Heart Into It

Throughout our lives, we gather trinkets and treasures from the most cherished moments and people in them. Give these mementos a venerable spot in your home in this beautifully handcrafted box from California artist Cynthia Webb. Her tree of life medallion adorns the top, celebrating the power of love and unity with symbolic twists of budding branches stretch and intertwine in gorgeous harmony inside its rounded trim—a beautiful representation of the sacred union of marriage and the family it creates.

"Some things, when together, are more complete than when standing alone," says Webb.

Inspired by faith and family, Webb hand-carved this intricate family tree motif in jeweler's wax to set the mold from which this pewter token is cast. The finishing touch calls for polishing, oxidizing and a swiping a veneer of lacquer over its delicate, handmade finish. Handmade in California.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23200
Made from
pewter, walnut wood
Measurements
5.5" L x 3.5" W x 1.5" H
Notes
Care instructions: dust with a soft cloth.
  • the maker

Cynthia Webb

Cynthia Webb is a San Diego, California artist who specializes in the design of handcrafted pewter gifts. Her work is known for its fine detail, which is evident on both the front and the back of her pieces. Her designs range from simple hearts to complex angels and crosses.

Beginning with an idea, Cynthia sketches until she is satisfied that she has captured her original thought on paper. She carves the design in jeweler's wax, signs and titles the piece on the back in the original wax. The wax is then cast and a mold is made, which allows duplicate pieces to be created. After the pewter is cast, the pieces are hand-finished, oxidized and polished. A thin lacquer coating is applied to prevent further oxidation.

Cynthia's most popular designs capture her earliest and most enduring inspirations--home, family, faith and nature. The early influence of a creative family and the inspiration of world travel guided her to a career in the arts. Her introduction to jewelry making began in London, where she lived briefly prior to commencing studies in architecture at the University of Houston. Her work is all hand crafted in the USA.

"I'm inspired through the creation of 'Art that tugs on one's heart strings.' I hope to remind each of us of that special occasion, person or place we connect with in our past or present lives."

Cynthia feels strongly that her gifts and success are to be shared and she gladly supports several non-profit organizations by way of donations from the sale of specific items. These include charities tied to seniors in need, cancer awareness and children with autism. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Unique (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (18)
  • Living room (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9), Budget shopper (7), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (12), Child (6), Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (10), Christmas or hanukkah (9), Other (3)

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5.0

Beautiful Gift

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from Chicago, Il

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

    This is a beautiful box. It is a gift to my brother to commemorate 40 yes of the service to his job.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL!

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    from CALIFORNIA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

      bEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR NEWLYWEDS ON THEIR 1ST VALENTINE'S DAY.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

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      5.0

      She loves Boxes, and this is Beautiful!

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

        This was special for my Sister. She loves different and unique boxes. She has already put it to use with another Christmas present - a unique pendent!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        KEEPSAKE BOX

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        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Budget Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

          decor

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Too small.

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          from Bangor. ME

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

          limited utility

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

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          5.0

          It was perfect.

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          from Fayetteville, AR

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

            It was a 5th anniversary gift - I put another smaller gift inside the box - perfect!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

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            5.0

            Great Experience/Customer Service

            By 

            from Chicago

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Low Quality

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Living Room
            • Night stand

            Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

            Anniversary gift for my wife. So far it's still sitting in the box on our steps. She said she loved it. Not sure how she'll use it, but it was a unique gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Beautiful Handcrafted Box

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            from Flagstaff, AZ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Living Room
            • Office

            Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

            This box is beautiful! I was a little suprised with the size and was hoping it was slightly larger, but it is perfect for what we need it for. My Fiance and I are doing a "Hand Fasting" ceremony for our wedding and this wonderful box will be the keeper of our tied ribbons.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Wedding

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            5.0

            Tree of Life Keepsake Box

            By 

            from Dallas, Texas

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 5th Anniversary Gift
              • Gifts

              Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

              I purchased this for a 5th Anniversary gift. I liked the design because it was unique and original. I liked the size because it was not so large they would have to make a place to display it, yet large enough to hold something special. Very pleased with this product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Anniversary

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Just the right size

              By 

              from Spring City, PA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Living Room
                • Office

                Comments about TREE OF LIFE KEEPSAKE BOX:

                This was a gift for my husband for our 5th wedding anniversary. He loves this box and uses it for his own personal jewelry box. It is well made, and the detail of the intertwining trees are beautiful.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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