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« Reply #90 on: June 08, 2006 10:12:16 AM »

Another place to look for bases is the dollar store. I've got a couple with one large door, and inside were key ring hooks, easy to remove.

I've been trying to find something like that for the past month! I swear, St. Louis is severly lacking in decent shopping.
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« Reply #91 on: June 08, 2006 10:47:40 AM »

anyone is welcome at any time, there isn't any specific start or stop date.

and post pics!

Okay, I've got pics.  Smiley

Here's a link to the shrine for my dad that I posted in the color craftalong (scroll down to my name)::
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=91746.50

Since then I've made 2 more.

My son wrote a poem called Power In Water, and I made this one for him.  The picture inside is hard to capture in a photo.  It's from a little Japanese calendar and is a pic of a waterfall.  I used a clear glass flat marble to represent a drop of water and sort of magnify part of the waterfall.  The words on the back are the last line of the poem.  It says, "Remember well the power in water and know that your spirit lives."







The next one I made for my daughter-in-law as a belated Mother's Day gift.  The little silver blocks below his picture say "Angel," and the word on the heart on back says "Love."







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« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2006 10:49:35 AM »

I love those little book shrines! Yours are really nice. I really like the way you used the hanger. I have been cutting mine off, but beading it is such a nice touch.
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« Reply #93 on: June 08, 2006 11:00:35 AM »

I love those little book shrines! Yours are really nice. I really like the way you used the hanger. I have been cutting mine off, but beading it is such a nice touch.

Thank you rackycoo!  Actually, I cut the hangers off too.  The beads are strung onto waxed linen.  I just poke a hole in the spine of the book at the top, then loop the linen through to make the beaded dangle.  I'm glad you like them.  Smiley
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« Reply #94 on: June 08, 2006 11:25:40 AM »

kalona--YOU were the inspiration for me to do one for my dad!!  I loved your shrine to your dad!!!  Thanks!  He loved fishing and it just brought back so many memories to see yours!

thanks for all the tips everyone--it will help me save precious time and keep me from getting frustrated!!
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« Reply #95 on: June 08, 2006 11:56:41 AM »

I finally got my supplies in the mail so I will start soon.
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« Reply #96 on: June 08, 2006 12:53:14 PM »

Kalona -
Those are really awesome! I've never really seen any done with the book boxes other than the ones I've done. Its nice to see what others can do...
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kalona--YOU were the inspiration for me to do one for my dad!!  I loved your shrine to your dad!!!  Thanks!  He loved fishing and it just brought back so many memories to see yours!

alwaysinmyroom, I love that you were inspired to make your own shrine for your dad after seeing mine.  I am looking forward to seeing yours!

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Those are really awesome! I've never really seen any done with the book boxes other than the ones I've done. Its nice to see what others can do...

amaryllisroze, I've never seen any book shrines other than yours either, and they are so amazing that I had to steal the idea and try my own.  Thank you for being so generous with your talent and sharing how you did them with all of us.  I never would have tried one if I hadn't seen yours first, so you were my inspiration.  Thanks!
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« Reply #98 on: June 08, 2006 07:33:58 PM »

i meant i don't prime cause i'm lazy.
i hope michaels doesn't discontinue those boxes, it would be really sad. and i think i need to go on an adventure to a dollar store. they always smell like moth balls, and cleaner, yech!

those shrines are really cool. yay our first official shrine for the craft a long!
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« Reply #99 on: June 09, 2006 06:07:56 AM »

Another place to look for bases is the dollar store. I've got a couple with one large door, and inside were key ring hooks, easy to remove.

I've been trying to find something like that for the past month! I swear, St. Louis is severly lacking in decent shopping.
The next time I go, I'll pick one up for you. Cheesy
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