Pansy shell boxes

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Project by johan posted 1704 days ago 2791 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 1704 days ago

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 1704 days ago


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#3 posted 1704 days ago

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 1704 days ago

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 1704 days ago

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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