This little box is fitted with a musical mechanism which plays songs from punched paper strips.
The mechanism is secured inside a wooden box and a design is painted onto the lid. Each paper strip has a custom design printed on sturdy satin paper into which a song is punched out.
Strips are fed into the box by turning a crank handle and emerge out the other side ready to play again. The strip passes through a mechanism with tiny metal bars which create different notes depending on where the holes are punched. When the holes are arranged in specific configurations it can play short tunes!
I have a collection of music strips (and more designs) to choose from if you want additional music to play. Unlike conventional music boxes you only need one mechanism to play all the different strips available.
Currently I do not offer a paid transposing service, but am working on releasing more songs over time. Check back later or follow diyCrossing on social media to see what else is added!
I aim to ship music boxes within a month, depending on material availability and complexity of the order.
UK orders will arrive within a few days of dispatch. International packages generally take 1-2 weeks, though up to 4 weeks isn't unusual depending on customs checks and the time of year. Place your order well in advance if you want them for a particular occasion!
I cannot be held responsible for any unexpected charges. In many cases parcels are under chargeable import value and won't incur a bill but please check this limit for your country if you’re unsure.
Hello! I'm Bracken, a UK-based artist specialising in sculpture and painting. You've found your way to my hub for AC-themed art and creative projects including custom figurines, music boxes and make-it-yourself crafts.
I like to dabble in all sorts of crafty things, so hopefully you find something interesting here! Feel free to drop me an email any time about my products, or check the links at the top to see more news and images of my work.