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shell wedding ring box & blackberries

Posted on: 24.7.10


so so sleepy today i am, all this wedding business is a lot of job, which plus my normal job, means not much time for relaxing! Today, I lined a cockle shell that my Mum found on the beach on the Isle of Wight. It's just begging to be a wedding ring box i thought, and seeing as we presently have Liberty fabric coming out of our ears at the moment, we thought it should be a Liberty shell!


I have at last finished my wedding ring and it has been beautifully engraved by our fantastic engraver, I just finished polishing it and now it is at the Assay office having it's hallmark put on. Until then, I have displayed my engagement ring in the shell for the purpose of showing you! 

{Nao, sadly, has yet to choose his ring design...tut tut tut!}


it was mighty tricky to do actually, I'd imaging the next step from this would be to make a tailored suit for a mouse (or that might even be easier?) Anyhow, I managed at least to cover the inside and also strengthened the natural hinge. Next I have to make a little catch from gold wire {or ribbon maybe?} to keep it shut.


Thank you cockle, your house will look lovely on our marriage day!

After that I had a little wonder in the meadow and through the graveyard and found even more secret places that i didn't know existed, Plimsoll came with me too, she's a bit scared to go that far unless a human accompanies her! it was a bit like taking the dog for a walk. She loved sniffing where the fox dens are and then, she comes bounding back to me if I've walked off to far!
With the help of Plimsoll (who is a cat I should add) we came back with these...


and these flowers, which although look like weeds, they smell of honey and vanilla!


these flowers came from a shop today, but i like them too! : )


{...after that, I ironed folded and tied 35 napkins! Just blog and bed for me!}

We've already had more sun this summer than the last three summers put together! Please stay like this for  14th August! X

P.S. I'm playing with my blog layout, as you can see! I'm still working on it...need to edit my banner etc, but please bare with me! 

13 comments:

  1. crossing my fingers for 14th August!
    I cant believe you managed to line that shell, and without any raw edges too, you are amazing,that is the most individual ring box ever!

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  2. Gorgeous ring box, your wedding is going to be fabulous!

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  3. I'm more excited about seeing your wedding photos on your blog than I was my own! Ha!

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  4. Wahey, what a brilliant idea - I love it!

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  5. what a sweet idea for a ring box - you are so creative! ck :) x

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  6. I love it, you must have the patience of a saint!

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  7. hiya- not sure how I found your blog, but love it now I'm here!

    Looking at your last piece about your vintage clothes, made me smile to see I'm not the only one with a penchant for vintage bed-jackets...I can't think of a sweeter garment, especially for the summer.
    My "one weakness" alas, is vintage coats...
    xx

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  8. That is so fantastic. I can't believe you could line a shell so well.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for the 14th. xx

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  9. That is one very pretty shell! The wedding plans are shaping up well. I'm enjoying all those special touches you are sharing here.Those berries are quite the score :)

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  10. oh wow, i love everything - the shell box, the berries, the new layout... perfect.

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  11. What a lovely idea for the shell, it's beautiful.

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  12. Lining a shell? Who woulda thought! I hope my creativity blooms the way yours has :) Your wedding is going to be beautiful!

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  13. I love the blackboard.. your list doesn't look too long though - I think mines 3 times that. Love the Liberty shell, beautiful.

    18 days... ekkkkkk

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