Svasara Treasure Chests & Boxes

Created with the belief that everyone should have a beautiful, unique and special place to keep the things they treasure...something visible and alive, becoming part of your story. Each is always unique & handmade with an element reminding us that we are all connected and part of something bigger. For example, the treasure boxes are all the same on the inside - just as we are all very different on the outside but consist of the same elements within.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Elephant Collection

Elephant Collection Treasure Chests
is a series of three abstract-shaped steel trunks (two ‘ears’ and one ‘head’). Together they form an abstract elephant’s head as reminder that we are all connected and part of something bigger.
Click here to see more images and detail

Presentation on how and why the elephant treasure chests came to be:
video
Ordering:
Commission a treasure chest, leaf as wall art or buy treasure chest as is----contact rita@svasara.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Custom Wedding Treasure Chests



Svasara Treasure Chests are about
cherishing who you are together.
Staying connected to that
through something that is visible & alive.
Allowing you to fall in love
...over and over again.

precious treasure boxes to grand trunks
traditional to completely unique shapes & sizes
begins with your existing trunk or one created for you
each with customized design to include your meaningful objects
styled to your taste & sensibility
to create a truly unique, beautiful and special place
to keep the things you both treasure together
becoming part of your story...


Specifically for new couples, I work with them to create a treasure chest that they have
1. before their wedding,
2. to be at the wedding for use in their life together or
3. after the wedding which incorporate materials/items from the wedding day
contact at rita [at] svasara [dot] com

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cedar Chest: Blue Whimsy

A transformed Amish built cedar trunk
...with recycled rolled glass hand dyed silk fabric, embroidered and velvet fabrics, copper and petals from much cherished roses. The fabric serves as an elegant handle & the inside of chest is unfinished so the cedar scent is more fragrant.




depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions: 13.5"h x 23"w x 15"d
$449 plus shipping & tax





Request a similar treasure chest (email rita at svasara dot com)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Want to give a gift? Let them choose...

In any denomination
starting at $5
you can give someone a treasure chest of their choice
custom or what is available online.

(NOTE: No expiration date.)








Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Starry Night Abundance Box


A wooden cigar box from Cuba transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in textured silver foil and stained in blue and bits of rose; the lid is covered in the same foil with blue and gold hued recycled rolled glass; a gold plated bangle with white colored stones serves as the handle; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)
depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 7 1/4"d x 6 1/4"w x 5"h
$99 plus shipping & tax
Item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Pinstripe Portfolio


A wooden cigar box from Nicaragua transformed into a portfolio treasure box...

...the outside lid of the box is covered in lined patterned paper with a silver bangle in the middle; the box is stained in shades of rosewood & blue; inside is painted in a metallic gold & multi-colored foil. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)

(box opens flat)
depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 6 1/2"d x 9"w x 2"h
$49 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Rustic Roses Portfolio


A wooden cigar box transformed into a portfolio treasure box...

...the outside lid of the box is covered in rose petals; the box is stained in shades of burgundy and a hint of blue; inside is painted in a metallic gold & multi-colored foil. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)







depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 5 3/4"d x 11"w x 1 3/4"h
$49 plus shipping & tax

This item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Sakura Prosperity Box


A wooden cigar box from Nicaragua transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in a silk fabric embroidered in pink & green floral pattern & is lined with clear recycled rolled glass; the lid is covered in matching green paper and sprinkled with the same clear glass; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)

depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 8"d x 4 1/4"w x 4 1/4"h
$89 plus shipping & tax






Request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Casa Real Abundance Box


A wooden cigar box from Cuba transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in a silk fabric embroidered in gold over multi-colored foil; the lid is covered in the same foil with a bangle on top that has white stones; a gold plated bangle with white colored stones serves as the handle; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)



depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 6 3/4"d x 5 1/2"w x 4"h
$99 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, contact to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Magic Meadow Abundance Box


A wooden cigar box from Cuba transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in a textured paper with a bit of blue sparkle & where the green design can be felt; the lid is covered in a similar colored recycled rolled glass; a gold plated bangle with white colored stones serves as the handle; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)

depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 5 3/4"d x 5 1/4"w x 4"h
$69 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Casablanca Abundance Box

A wooden cigar box from Nicaragua transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in alternating stripes of gold paint and multi-colored foil; the lid is covered in embossed wallpaper; a gold plated bangle with amber colored stones serves as the handle; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)


depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 8"d x 5 1/2"w x 4 1/4"h
$99 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, contact to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Bedazzled Abundance Treasure Box


A wooden cigar box from Nicaragua transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is painted pink and then covered in orange & gold-toned with some bits of light blue recycled rolled glass; the inside lid is lined with patterned pink paper; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)
depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 7"d x 5"w x 3 1/2"h
$99 plus shipping & tax






Request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Royalton Portfolio

A wooden cigar box from Dominican Republic transformed into a portfolio treasure box...

...the outside lid of the box is covered in patterned paper and finished off with two gold-plated bangles; The sides are stained in shades of blue; inside is painted in a metallic gold - the top had multi-colored foil and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)

depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 8"d x 11 1/2"w x 1 3/8"h
$69 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)

Madame Butterfly Abundance Box

A wooden cigar box from Nicaragua transformed into an abundance & prosperity treasure box...

...the outside box is covered in burgundy silk fabric embroidered in a butterfly motif; The lid is covered in recycled rolled glass in shades of blue and amber with some blue glitter; a gold plated bangle serves as the handle; inside is painted in a metallic gold and the bottom is lined with hand embossed copper, recycled blue glass and petals from flowers much cherished. (note: Each one is different on the outside but all the insides are the same, like all of us)depending on how you look inside and where the light comes & reflects from the bottom inside will glow more or less and change in color

Dimensions 6"d x 5 1/4"w x 3 3/4"h
$99 plus shipping & tax
This item is sold, to request a similar treasure box (email rita at svasara dot com)