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Wedding Shadow Box

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This shadow box was made as a gift to commemorate Maggie and Sam's wedding, but can be adapted to fit any occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, you name it! Maggie wanted something to keep the memories of her wedding day alive. So, we created a shadow box with her invitation, sand, a piece of drift wood from the reception she wrote Sam & Maggie on, shells, and beads that were left over from some of the other projects made for her wedding. You can adapt this design with any charms or beads you like.

Step One: On the backing to the shadow box, position the invitation, dolphin charm, flip flop charm and Swarovski starfish crystals where you like them and use stick pins (the kind used to pin a corsage or boutonniere on) to hold the items in place. Drape the silk fairy ribbons over the top edge of the backing and use a drop of Gem Tac glue to hold in place.

Step Two: Alternate sterling silver alphabet charms, faceted round peridot and fuchsia Swarovski beads to spell out "OUR BEACH WEDDING" on a small piece of fiber. Tie the ends of the fiber and use stick pins on each end to hold it to the box.

Step Three: On the outside frame part of the shadow box, glue the pink curled shells, the light orange pearl, and the "joy" & "love" beads using Gem Tac glue. You will need to allow the items to dry before moving to the next step.

Step Four: Turn the box so that the glass side is down and pour some sand in the bottom of the box. Position the drift wood, shells and faceted round smoked topaz crystals in the sand. Place the back on the shadow box, and hang on the wall. Now, all Maggie has to do is look at this box to remember some of the little details that helped make her wedding day a beautiful day. Estimated time: Under 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - O (SS-100O, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - U (SS-100U, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - R (SS-100R, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - B (SS-100B, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - E (SS-100E, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - A (SS-100A, qty1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - C (SS-100C, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - H (SS-100H, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - W (SS-100W, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - D (SS-100D, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - I (SS-100I, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - N (SS-100N, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - G (SS-100G, qty 1)
5000 3mm Faceted Round Peridot (5000-PER3, qty 16)
5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia (5000-FU3, qty 4)
6721 16mm Starfish Pendant Light Amethyst (6721-AMYLT16, qty 1)
6721 20mm Starfish Pendant Indicolite (6721-IND20, qty 1)
5000 6mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz (5000-TOSMK6, qty 5)
Sterling Silver Flip Flop Charm With Crystal (CHARM394, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm (CHARM32, qty 1)
Antique Rhodium Joy Message Bead (RBA-5644, qty 1)
Antique Gold Love Message Bead (GA-5640, qty 1)
Pink Curled Shell (SHLPNK01)
Light Orange Large Nugget Pearls (P-LTORNG1, qty 1 strand)
42 Inch Light Peach Silk Fairy Ribbon (RBSILK-PEALT, qty 1)
42 Inch Peach Silk Fairy Ribbon (RBSILK-PEACH, qty 1)
Gem Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - O
Code: SS-100O
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.46$1.35$1.24
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - U
Code: SS-100U
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.23$1.13
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - R
Code: SS-100R
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.68$1.55$1.43
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - B
Code: SS-100B
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.67$1.54$1.42
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - E
Code: SS-100E
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.43$1.32$1.22
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - A
Code: SS-100A
Height 8.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.65$1.52$1.40
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - C
Code: SS-100C
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.28$1.18
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - H
Code: SS-100H
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.47$1.36$1.25
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - W
Code: SS-100W
Height 8mm, Width 5.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.32$1.22
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - D
Code: SS-100D
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.49$1.38$1.27
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - I
Code: SS-100I
Height 8mm, Width 2.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.96$0.89$0.81
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - N
Code: SS-100N
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.57$1.45$1.34
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JBB Sterling Silver Alphabet Charms - G
Code: SS-100G
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.12$1.03$0.95
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Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Peridot
Code: 5000-PER3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
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Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
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Sterling Silver Flip Flop Charm With Crystal
Code: CHARM394
Height 22.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-23-56+
$11.43$10.66$9.93
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Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
Code: CHARM32
Height 15mm, Width 6mm, Depth 21mm 
1-23-56+
$9.96$9.29$8.65
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Swarovski 6721 16mm Starfish Pendant Light Amethyst
Code: 6721-AMYLT16
Height 16mm, Width 17mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.28$2.11$1.95
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Swarovski 6721 20mm Starfish Pendant Indicolite
Code: 6721-IND20
Height 20mm, Width 21.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.04$3.75$3.48
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Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMK6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
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32 Inch Peach Silk Ribbon
Code: RBSILK-PEACH
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79$8.19$7.63
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TierraCast Antique Rhodium Joy Message Bead
Code: RBA-5644
Length 11mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.88$0.81
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Pink Curled Shell
Code: SHLPNK01
Approx. 32 pieces 
1-34-78+
$3.57$3.27$2.97
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Light Orange Large Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-LTORNG1
16 inch strand 
Price: $25.30
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Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
Price: $12.99
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