How to Create A Music Box, Part I

Everyday we are bombarded with noise. From the roar of a jet overhead to car horns honking while we sit in a traffic jam, we live in a world of noise and stress. How crucial it is, then, to find an outlet to relax our bodies and minds. For some, this might mean listening to the delicate and dreamy sounds of an inlaid music box, enjoying the notes from a gorgeous musical jewelry box, or relaxing while a small twirling ballerina spins in a ballerina music box. For others, it might mean creating their own special music box. When it comes to making a music box, there are certain considerations that need to be thought through. These are choosing a title for the music box, assessing one’s creative ability, and choosing a musical movement.

Music Box Title

Choosing a title for a music box is simple. One can use the songs that were used for the musical movement or just choose a favorite song that will go along with the music box’s theme. There is no right or wrong way for this; just choose a title that you love.

Levels of Ability

Anyone can make a music box. There are music boxes that are very simple to make, some are more challenging, and others can be quite difficult. Just choose to make one whose instructions you can easily follow based on your ability.

Decorative Accessories

This is the fun part of music box making. Many accessories can be found at craft stores such as Michael’s, Ben Franklin’s, Joann Fabrics, or your local Wal-Mart or craft store. It really doesn’t matter where the accessories come from. Just have fun with it!

Musical Movements

Musical movements can be found at craft stores as well. At times, since musical movement accessories can be difficult to find, some ceramic shops can order the accessories for you. Another important thing to consider is that different manufacturers of musical movements and accessories make their own models for producing parts. So, make sure that all parts are in good working order before putting a music box together.

Musical boxes have a way of relaxing us and causing us to dream of days long past. Whether it’s an inlaid music box, musical jewelry box, or ballerina music box, they are the perfect escape. Creating one of your own is very special as well. Why not take take some time out and begin right now?

Copyright 2006 Monique Hawkins



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