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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 €¢