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Beach in a bottle by Xerces Beach in a bottle by Xerces
Here's a little idea I had for a vial. I had some tiny shells in a box for my card making and there were some small enough for these vials, so I got some beach sand and added them in. I thought it looked kinda cute.
Beach sand, glycerine and real shells.

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:icontotoromuta:
ToToRoMuTa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
after time will the liquid or oil you used turn color? im trying to make a goldifsh in a bottle but im not sure how to go about doing so...
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
the stuff inside is glycerine. so long as everything is clean, i don't think it will turn colour- nothing did for me until i used it with something that was painted!
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PawprintExample Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how long does it take for the glue inside to dry?
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
These ones are made with glycerine which is a viscous liquid that won't harden- it means the things inside can still move around, just very slowly. They can be made with resin, however, that hardens within a few hours and the scene stays as it is :)
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PawprintExample Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i dont know if you would know, but is clear glue just as good to use for these charms?
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PawprintExample Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well glycerine, sorry should have read that first... what does it look like upside down is a better question lol! sorry!
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MisticCreation Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool.
If you dont mind me asking how do you properly seal these???
I use a cork and super glue, but after 2 weeks it breaks a part :(
I'd appreciate if anyone could help me out with this.
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Clarisse508 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Hello ^_^
I plan on making a beach in a bottle so I have a question :)
Do you really need to use glycerin of can you use water too? Or can you use anything else besides glycerin??? :D Thank you in advance ^_^

I love your Jewelry by the way <3
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it! I would suggest not using water, as it can evaporate easily- even if you glue in a cap. Glycerin works for me because it is viscous (thick) and does not evaporate like water. Other clear oily liquids can work instead of glycerin :)
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Clarisse508 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Oooh~!! Thank you very much! :D :D :D
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem!
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:iconlittlebaypony98:
LittleBayPony98 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got a jar of dirt and guess whats inside it!

:XD: i just had to..
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: actually, I made a jar of dirt a few weeks ago- i've not gotten around to taking a photo of it yet :lol:
Glad you like!
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LittleBayPony98 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant wait to see your jar of dirt, just pray it dosn't have something beating inside it haha

aw man, i gotta watch pirates of the caribbean again XD
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe! that would be rather worrying!
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:iconlittlebaypony98:
LittleBayPony98 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesh.. very worrying..
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PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so cute!I love that little shells.I have lots of big shells at home!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I do love these tiny shells :D
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:iconheroormonster:
HeroOrMonster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
It's beautiful.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much!
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:iconpshyco-ninja-monkey:
pshyco-ninja-monkey Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorites! only problem would be if you acidentally dropped it!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah- i made one for someone and their cat proceeded to drop it on the floor :-(
they do come with a box, so that's a little safe haven for them, although i've dropped mine onto granite coasters and they have survived, so not all of them are that fragile
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pshyco-ninja-monkey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ya thats good.
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:iconfunkytoast:
funkytoast Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool the beach makes me happy :tighthug:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks hun! glad you like it :-)
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:iconnivek-rayne:
NiveK-Rayne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh wow thats cool! 8D
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much!
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NiveK-Rayne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
your welcome :D
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I featured this here and in my journal! :dance:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much!
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:iconiriesurfinchick:
Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
thats just awesome
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
aww! thanks hun!
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
plz share with me where you got the lil vial? I mean if ya wanna ;)
I made what I call Bottom of the Sea Sculptures...and you've given me so many ideas! your wonderful like that..
and oh dear..you have never read the most important stamp on my front page..
but this time I shall spare you cuz:iconeufrosis::iconeufrosis:I love you:iconeufrosis::iconeufrosis:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
aww! that's so wonderful to hear- i took a look at your little sculptures, and they are wonderful!
I get my vials off ebay, mainly from these two sellers:
- [link]
- [link]

i also use glass jars for dolls houses sometimes too, since they're quite cool shapes :-)
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:iconiriesurfinchick:
Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
thank you so much!!!!!
YOU are wonderful.......
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
no worries! i can;t wait to see what you come up with! :eager:
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princess-vampy Featured By Owner May 6, 2009   Photographer
Oh pretty, I used have a pen that had that sorta stuff in it.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh cool! not seen a pen like it, but my, i'd love one =D
very glad you like it- i'm trying to get hold of some more shells to make more!
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lenavvargo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o I don't remember seeing any other these newer pieces in my devWatch!
This is awesome, I love love love the beach.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
is that devwatch bug still going on? i seem to have missed a few pics in mine recently- might be that.
but thanks so much! very glad you like it =D i think i have one of these left- i was quite surprised they sold, actually!
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:iconluneves:
luneves Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool!
Awesome work!
:clap:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much! glad you like :-)
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:iconluneves:
luneves Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome!!
;)
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:iconlord-and-master-kik:
LORD-AND-MASTER-KIK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconturbopokeplz: where do you get the vials i got my own idea but can think of where to get empty vials
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
i get mine from ebay. here aer teh sellers i get them from:
[link]
[link]
hope they help :-)
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:iconlord-and-master-kik:
LORD-AND-MASTER-KIK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you i did
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome =D if you submit it to dA, let me see! i love those vials :giggle:
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:iconlord-and-master-kik:
LORD-AND-MASTER-KIK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i will ^^
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Photographer
cool! :heart:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much!
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