Those scream out, "steal me." Go to Goodwill thrift store and buy
a nasty old suitcase.
Yeah, for years I carried my work to art fairs (not on planes) in
the large flat box my flexshaft came in. Sturdy, a convenient
size/shape, and very unlikely to be picked out as valuable.
Eventually it died. Now I use a fabric tackle box. The plastic boxes
with dividers it came with are great for sorting earrings, etc,
though I had to cut out some partitions to make bigger sections
(VERY difficult to do-- that stuff is tough!) It is a Flembeau
Tackle Station. The most similar I see on line now is at Amazon,
Flambeau Outdoors 5005ST Tackle Station.
My favorite addition to this arrangement is a stack of flexible
two-sided… what to call them? Envelopes? They’re designed for
lures-- black plastic “fabric” covered on both sides with
assorted-sized zip-up clear vinyl pockets. Great storage for fairly
flat things like pins. They exactly fit my tackle bag. Sadly, I
cannot find more that are quite the same-- I bought them from
American Science & Surplus. I still remember the catalog description,
which read in part, “These are described as ‘worm-proof’. If you
don’t know what that means, don’t dwell on it.”
There are similar things to be found at tackle supply sites,
And I’ve added a baking pan that just fits, for necklaces and other
things that cannot tolerate folding or compression.
Altogether, it is light, efficient, tough, and doesn’t remotely look
like a jeweler’s traveling case. I love it.