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Beach in a bottle by snoday Beach in a bottle by snoday
My mom likes lighthouses and miniatures, so I made this as one of her Christmas presents.

(I don't have it anymore, obviously, so this is a rough guess....) The box is about 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" on top, and the bottle is about 3/4" long.

It's a lighthouse and boat with paddles on the beach. The paddles are kind of hard to see. (There are also footprints in the sand from the boat to the lighthouse, but you can't really see it here.) The lights on the lighthouse and on the box both glow in the dark.

I added the beads as an after-thought, thinking it would bring out the color of the water, but I think it did just the opposite. I filled that big blank spot on the box with a nice little golden bow. (I hadn't yet put the final finish on the box when these pics were taken.) I almost scrapped this and started all over. I was short on time and decided to try to fix it instead. I thought about adding a seagull or two, but I didn't want to mess it up again.

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Made with: paper clay, Sculpey (polymer clay), liquid Sculpey or Fimo (maybe both, I don't remember), water colors, acrylic paint, super glue, the thinnest wire I've ever seen, a bottle charm, a small wooden box, cotton stuff, wood finish, clear nail polish
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo cute
COVipeanut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :O I'm amazed

:bulletred: Watch my :gallery: here!---> [link] :typerhappy:
:bulletblue: Hope you like it! :squee:
snoday Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Hmm... I should re-do this (after I finish my drawing and the baby's scrapbook). x_x
COVipeanut Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Chibi-Pineapple Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
That is super cute and awesome what did you use for the water.
snoday Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
The water is made from TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey)...or maybe Liquid Fimo, not sure... tinted w/ watercolor paints and topped w/ clear nail polish.
Chibi-Pineapple Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I love that little bottle it is gorgeous!
Iruichi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
you are so awesome. i luv ur charms
x-Cocao Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
How did you get that in there?
And where can you buy that bottle?
snoday Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I used paper clay for the sand, which is air dry, so I sculpted that while it was inside the bottle. The boat and light house were baked and then put in before the paper clay dried. The water was added after all that, using liquid Sculpey/Fimo and clear nail polish.

In the past I have found the bottle charms at our local Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics. (Our Hobby Lobby stopped carrying them though, and JoAnn just got 'em.) I would say just try different craft stores in the jewelry/charm area. The makers of the bottles won't sell to consumers, even in bulk, so if you still can't find them, you can buy a "lot" of bottle charms on ebay.
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