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« on: May 04, 2014 03:00:05 PM »

Hi All! Can I tempt you with an alluring beach photo? Wink

Sadly, this is a project that waited for almost 6 years for me to accomplish. In the Summer of '08 I worked for a sea turtle conservation group in Costa Rica. I spent a lot of time on the beach, and wanted a little bit to remember it by. So, I found a nice little glass bottle and filled it with some sand, pebbles, sea shells, and ocean water. Unfortunately, the folks in the baggage-handling areas of the airport were rough enough with my well-padded treasures that the bottle broke on the way home, and I was left with a baggie of soggy beach crumbs and bits of glass.  Cry

I wasn't sure what to do with it until I discovered this pin on shadow box picture frames. I got one of the photos I took that summer printed out at the pharmacy and mounted it in a shadow box frame I got at Michael's. Then I sifted the glass shards out of the sand, chose some shells and driftwood and seeds, and put it all together!

I'm pretty happy with it, and am definitely going to enjoy my little bit of Costa Rica now that I can have it on display! I especially like that I can tilt the box around and get a slightly different beach from time to time - a bit more like the real thing. Smiley

Here's a pic so you can see the photo a bit better. It's really hard to photograph a picture frame without getting a reflection!

Enjoy! Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014 12:07:03 PM »

What a lovely way to cherish your dear memories!
Even if it is a couple of years late..., LOL.
You will enjoy it even more now.
Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014 05:08:47 PM »

That turned out great! And the sand is really cool looking.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014 04:26:48 PM »

So cool!  What a lovely way to remember. Smiley
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