About Us

About Us

Welcome to our new website Jewellery Box Hardware (January 2015).

Jewellery Box Hardware was initially part of Hawthorne Crafts, a successful boxmaking business established in 2002 and run by me, Ian Hawthorne with my wife Kate [www.hawthornercrafts.com]. As an artisan boxmaker I was keen to create and use my own range of quality box hardware on one-off bespoke boxes for clients.  After a great deal of research and development the Neat Hardware range of neat hinges was launched in early 2011 with the neat locks appearing shortly afterwards.  They instantly became a valuable addition to the business for my clients' boxes, and also a hit with fellow boxmakers who wanted precision made hardware with a quality polished finish at a reasonable price.

The hardware section has steadily grown to become a small business in its own right, providing a selection of box catches, hinges and locks to boxmakers and hobbyists worldwide. Consequently, in 2015, we are delighted to launch the new face of our hardware - Jewellery Box Hardware - its website and social media connections on facebook and Twitter.  While Kate deals directly with your orders and any queries, I will be adding blogs and providing interesting snippets about boxes I am currently working on, as well as hopefully sharing your box images and running competitions to make hardware even more exciting than ever before.

So take your time now folks and browse our site for amazing offers and if you have a spare moment, you can also create an account, register for the free e-newsletter, and keep items on a wish list for a special treat later in the year.  Good Luck and Happy Boxmaking!