Bear and Branch inlay for custom keepsake box

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 01-10-2015 09:17 PM 2278 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This keepsake box was made for a special girl who passed away just before her 4th birthday from epilepsy earlier this year. The inspiration for the bear inlay on the lid of the box came from her nickname “Claire Bear”, a nickname that quickly became popular around the hospital as all the doctors and nurses used it during her frequent visits.

If you would like to get involved with helping kids with epilepsy, you can do so at, where you will find links to the charity that helped Claire Bear and her family.

You can find more details on how I did the inlay on my blog Keepsake Box with Custom Bear Inlay

You can see more completion pictures on my website Bear Keepsake box

Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel and watch the Time lapse video of the inlay being created

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 12:44 AM

Exceptional work for a great cause.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 04:26 AM

Beautiful work for what sounds to be a very worthy cause.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 10:10 PM

Very cute and very well done. It is sad that the little girl who was gifted this box is no longer with us, but I’m sure it must have given her some joy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 01:09 PM

Beautiful alive and realistic inlay.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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