Pansy shell boxes

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Project by johan posted 11-23-2009 11:47 PM 3752 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These little boxes are made to show off the beautifull pansy shells that are only found in a small area on the coast of south africa

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 12:34 AM

Great looking box. Those pantsy shells look similar to the sand dollar shell here in the states. Are they the same?

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 01:26 AM


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#3 posted 11-24-2009 04:25 AM

I agree – your pantsy shells bear a striking resemblance to our sand dollars which are quite common here on the east coast of the U.S. I have a few as large as 6” that I picked up when scuba diving in the Virgin Islands and off Puerto Rico.

I really like the display boxes you made for the shells – it really displays them very nicely. Great job!


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#4 posted 11-24-2009 05:02 AM

The dictionary has these shells listed as pansy shells because of the flower like image on the shell. They are also known as sand dollars here in the states.

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 08:54 AM

Fantastic display box. Greata way to show off a prize possesion. I see a lot of possible uses for this design. The info card in side is a nice touch.

Keep it up.


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