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A Different Shell Flower Application – The Epergne

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My husband found this epergne a few months ago on eBay. He paid a very reasonable price for it. This style is called silver crest and is manufactured by Fenton. We have a collection of bohemian and Czech  glass, as … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Starshine – Part 3

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Wow! I cannot believe four months have passed since my last post. Not only was I in a rut with my artwork but my blog suffered. I greatly apologize to those who have faithfully followed my progress. My valentine is … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 2

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I completed the star shape and without as much cussing as I thought. The slippery texture of the shells actually seemed to work in my favor, especially once the brown rice shells were in place. My star lines were not … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine, Part 1

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The new valentine box arrived yesterday. I am so impressed with the workmanship of the box. Every joint is smooth and letter-perfect. The craftsman who built these boxes is a true artist. I found him on eBay. I won both … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Star Gazer – Part 6, It’s Finished

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It took about twenty hours or so to glue all the tiny littorina on the background. As I said before, this does not include sorting time. The sorting is a tedious job but it makes creating the valentine is much … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Star Gazer – Part 5 – We Have a Name!

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I had the name Star Gazer suggested to me for this box along with a few others. The names were turning around in my mind while I was working. Something with the word star certainly sounds suitable since I am … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 4

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I haven’t figured out what I should name this valentine. Nothing strikes my fancy yet. At the end of the last post,  I made a comment about the insane idea of covering the bottom with littorina shells. I stand by … Continue reading

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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 – 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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