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Makers Kit: Sailors Valentine for Youth


Learn to recreate these souvenirs of the Caribbean favored by Nantucket whalemen during the nineteenth century. This design was created for youth by 1800 House Sailor Valentine instructor, Suzanne Diestch.  Using the same materials as traditional Valentines, you can create your own keepsake.  Kit comes complete with instructions and materials. All you will need is tacky glue and tweezers.  All else provided.  Customize your piece by using special shells you have collected and inserting your own painting or photo in the center.