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Vintage Era Accordions

 

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This project was designed and handmade using chipboard and Pion Design papers from their Paris Flea Market and For Father collections.  I made it as a Pion Design Team project and you can also find it featured on their blog here.  The bellows design is the same concept for what was used for my camera and projector projects, only there is no taper to the bellows on this project.  The two side boxes open in the back to hold photos.  Each box measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ so it’s pretty good-sized.  The chain you see in the front is also present in the back.  It keeps the accordion in it’s tapered, bowed position.

16 Responses to Vintage Era Accordions

  1. Anonymous says:

    Everything you create is stunning!!! You really are an amazing artist. Thank you for sharing, keep up the awesome work!!!

  2. dtoledo56 says:

    Then accordions are lovely. They made me smile remembering all the hours my parents made me practice playing one as a child.

  3. Barbie says:

    Dear Tara

    Your work is extraordinary and beautiful. Do you sell the cutting files for all these beautiful projects? If so, where can I find them. Kind regards, Barb

  4. Anonymous says:

    wundervolle Arbeit! Ich komme aus dem Staunen nicht mehr raus.
    Liebe Grüße Beate

  5. Roopa says:

    Can u give me measurements

  6. ingroopa says:

    Hi Tara, can you tell me about how you made those flips?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi, I don’t have a tutorial or templates ready for this project yet. I am in the middle of moving, but once I am settled, I will provide a tutorial and templates at some point. Tara

      • Roopa says:

        I am still waiting for the template and tutorial as well.. Thanks Tara

      • Tara Brown says:

        Hi Roopa, the tutorial for this project can be found on my October 8 blog post “Camera with Tutorial and Cutting File”. This is the same project as the accordion only made into a camera. Tara

  7. Sharon says:

    Tara, this is beautiful! I HAVE to have it. Do you have the files for the accordion yet? My dad played since he was 9 years old and he passed away in April at age 76. This would be perfect for my sister and myself. He would have loved it.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Sharon, yes it is ready but I am waiting for Pion Design to publish it on their blog – the post will include the tutorial, templates and cutting files. As soon as they publish it on their blog, I will publish it on mine. Although the upcoming project and tutorial is for a camera photo album, it is the same template as the accordion and can be made to be an accordion easily by curving the bellows and adding chains to support the curve.

  8. Yeshwini says:

    Hey. This is such a beautiful accordion tag box😍 I need to make one for an occasion coming up on this 21th, So could you please please please upload a tutorial any sooner? PLEASEEE

  9. Yeshwini says:

    Hey. This is such a beautiful accordion tag box😍 I need to make one for an occasion coming up on this 21th, So could you please please please upload a tutorial any sooner? PLEASEEE!

  10. Anonymous says:

    It’s just awesome… Your work is so neat and clean… Where I can see the tutorial on how to make this step by step? I want to learn.

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