Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Video

You can check out my video of may project in context on vimeo

or on youtube

Get Talking

The Cabinet Completed

The cabinet is to display the charms whilst they are not being used. The charms are able to hang just like they would if they were on the chain. The door almost mimics that of a front door and the cabinet has connotations of a key cupboard. The window in the door allows for each charm to be displayed individually.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Making the Cabinet

Over the past few weeks I have been making a cabinet to display the charms whilst they are not in use. I spoke about it earlier in the blog but referred to it as more of a press box.

Having spoken to Malcolm in the work shop for advice he told me to look at the work of a Russian Cabinet maker,  James Krenov. This book helped me design the joints, style and wood for the cabinet.

From the designs we decided to use reclaimed birch pine from an old school bench. It has a light and dark grain that is a reddish brown, we felt it would compliment the silvery colour of the charms.

Quote from BooVake


'As someone who can't seem to get out the door in the morning without leaving something behind (usually my lunch still sitting on the kitchen table) I find the idea of the 'Charming Reminder' very appealing. Natalie has come up with a clever way of utilising an often overlooked piece of door kit . A stylish alternative to the post-it note stuck to the door.'

Arlene, BooVake

Sunday, 2 May 2010


More images will be posted in due course both here and on my flickr site

charmingreminder.co.uk should also be up and running soon.

Some images from before polishing and silver plating