For my daughter
It has brass hinges and uses two rare earth magnets to close.
This is a birthday present for my brother in law. The finish is 8 coats of tung oil.
Here is the link to my Instructable describing the build process
I did a full-scale pine prototype. You can see the jig. Now that I have the jig and dimensions I can more quickly make these.
It’s held together with rare earth magnets epoxied into the wood. The beads are Buddha beads.
The next version used laminated maple and walnut