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« on: March 30, 2010 04:24:46 PM »

I remember a craft as a kid where you made pictures out of small rock gravel perhaps and you used cord to outline the gravel.  They made some pretty funky pictures.  I believe this was a 60s craft.  thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 05:24:10 PM »

I can't remember what they were called, but they were sold by the paint by number kits.  The ones I remember were more like aquarium gravel with yarn. Now, I'm really dating myself, but it was the late 60's and early 70's when I did these.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010 08:20:15 PM »

Yea, and you used black cord or gold cord to outline with glue.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010 09:19:39 PM »

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This looks soooo interesting.  Another "want to learn this craft"  on the to-do list!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 07:55:54 AM »

You really brought back memories.  I never saw it as a DIY kit. In the 70's I had a pair of very wide pictures on my wall above my couch. that was similar. If I recall correctly it was walnut finished wood with gondolas made of some raised pieces of plastic instead of gravel. And the gondoliers were painted white.  This type of wall hangings were very popular at the time.  
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012 08:43:03 PM »

WOW, I remember that!

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012 12:06:45 PM »

ooh, this looks super fun to try, I can see a lot of potential with this craft!

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014 04:48:19 PM »

I remember doing these on my back porch in the summertime. My fave was a puppy.

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015 08:15:04 PM »

As I recall, we considered them mosaics at the time.  I always loved the sparkly bits!

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