At last June’s Bronycon I made a paper, book-shaped Elements of Harmony box to keep pens, stickers, and assorted stuff in. I was amazed at the number of people who came up offering me ridiculous amounts of money to buy it. Towards the end of the convention I ended up with a bunch of people at my table bidding on a simple craft item that wasn’t even that happy with.
I made some more and sold those at subsequent conventions last year and while everyone seemed to love them I really thought the books could be so much more impressive than just paper and cardboard.
This year I wanted to really create something truly worthwhile. The new book boxes are made of wood with gold leaf “pages” and are leather wrapped with a tooled pattern. The horse emblem and corner embellishments are laser cut/etched mirrored acrylic. THIS is the kind of Elements of Harmony box I wanted all along! I’m also thinking of having a special surprise inside the book as well. Gotta see what I can do before next weekend.
Best of all, you can totally put your weed in there! Because ponies eat weeds and grass. Obviously.
I’ll have nine boxes in three sizes at Trotcon next weekend. If they sell well I’ll be bringing them to Bronycon and Nightmare Nights too!