Then I knocked it shut. Locked. Key inside. All kinds of pliers and crowbars came out, as did some foul words from my mouth.
Exhausted efforts. So my Dad took it and (without taking his eyes off the tv) popped it open. Using the button that was there all along.
Jewellery box: $0, roadside find
Ribbon and fabric: $0, scraps
Ego: Unfortunately that's free, too