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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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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...
Xerces 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!
PawprintExample Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how long does it take for the glue inside to dry?
Xerces 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 :)
PawprintExample 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?
PawprintExample 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!
MisticCreation 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.
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
Xerces 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 :)
Oooh~!! Thank you very much! :D :D :D
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