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“the rose and the honeybee” - 8" Sailor's Valentine kit

And now you ask in your heart, “How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?”    
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,    
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.    
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,    
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,    
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.

Taken from "On Pleasure" by Kahlil Gibran (Our thanks to Nancy White for sharing this poem with us.)

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Rose completed this sailors valentine in a Spalted Maple box.
shown in a Peruvian Walnut box
shown in a Tiger maple box
shown in a Spalted Maple box with Ebony Glass Trim
The Rose and the Honeybee
"The rose and the honeybee" SV kit includes the items listed below

(1) an 8" octagonal SV Box in your choice of wood (a few examples are shown above)
feel free to contact us for a custom box made of any other wood of your choice.

the box has removable plain picture glass, removable back panel,
mortise & tenon joints, and brass tone hardware.
"Non-glare, UV Resistant" art glass is available as an upgrade to plain picture glass

(2) two Black acid free mat boards & One pale peach acid free mat board;

(3) detailed instruction booklet with 36 full color “how to” photos;

(4) the honeybee charm and all the shells required to replicate the design.

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