Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sailor’s Valentine, Change of Design – Part 3, The Box is Here!

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                          My box has arrived and it is absolutely beautiful. The wood is silky smooth to the touch, no rough edges. I am very impressed with the workmanship. … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Still Waiting

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I am still waiting for my new valentine box. No notice of it being shipped, nothing. All things take time I know, but I am getting so impatient. I ordered this one from a newer dealer. The pictures make the … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Waiting

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I’ve been sitting here waiting for my new valentine box to arrive. It may still be another week or so before I receive it which leaves me with plenty of time on my hands. I did some measuring and I … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 2, Plotting and Sorting

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Once again the dreaded sorting is upon me. Most of the shell varieties I selected are pretty close in size and color. The quantity is also smaller. My white littorina bag is still probably three pounds or more. As a … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 1

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    As with my earlier posts, clicking on the image with enlarge them. I have made some advances with my photography skills, finally. Of course every time I put new batteries in I forget to change the date! Here … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 8, Finally Completed!

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(Clicking on the image enlarges the picture) I was so glad to be finished with the outside pattern. The zebra nerites are so small. They constantly rolled in the wrong direction and the glue made them very slippery. I tried … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 7

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I am finally ready to complete the outer part of my valentine. In four alternating sections I marked a ‘V’ with a pencil. After smearing Tacky glue over the area, I pressed ground shells into the glue. When all four … Continue reading

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