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Gift - Large Altoids Tin Koi Pond by Bon-AppetEats Gift - Large Altoids Tin Koi Pond by Bon-AppetEats

Edit: Since I've been getting a lot of the same questions, I thought I'd answer them here. :)

* The fish are not real. They were handmade from polymer clay.
* The water is not real water - it's resin.
* I do not have any of these for sale at the moment, and there is currently a waiting list for any that do come back from the convention. I am trying to figure out a way to make more of these so I can list them on Etsy though!
* My commissions are closed at the moment until May 30 or June 1. I am a bit backed up on people wanting ponds so there may be a wait for them.

Thank you guys for all the watches, comments, and favorites! I wish I could reply back to everyone but dA would flag me for spamming if I did. 

The first ponds are finally finished and the resin has cured! I am so excited. They came out so great.

This is my husband's tin pond for his desk at work. He requested a tiny frog for his. :)

The coral tin is almost done. I just need to pour a final layer of resin.


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:icontamuril2:
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist
I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at these. One of these days I hope to commission you for one.
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:iconnawshinmichaelis:
nawshinmichaelis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Tooooo realistic
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:iconpippitha:
Pippitha Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW that looks so real!
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:icontruc-lescargot:
Truc-Lescargot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool! The frog's cute! ^^
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:iconinsuredinsanity:
InsuredInsanity Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
This is amazing!
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:iconheartofthewarrior13:
heartofthewarrior13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats so cool
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:iconmarinkoi:
MarinKoi Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Clap  "100% natural" hehe.
I love it. :) (Smile)  the first time I saw it, I thought they were live fish. Looks very real... 
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:iconlegitstegosaurus:
LegitStegosaurus Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use the same clay for most of your projects?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I only use polymer clay.
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:iconvictoriaashleyx3:
VictoriaAshleyx3 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is so cool .. i wish i could do stuff like that i find it a real talent 
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:iconmastertang:
MasterTang Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
awsome.
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:iconfoxiing:
foxIing Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should do a walkthrough on one of these! I showed them to my mom and it may be a summer thing if we can find a tutorial. :D
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry, this is one of the items I wont' be doing a tutorial on. You can try the one SmallCreationsByMel has up though!
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:iconfoxiing:
foxIing Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thats alright! I was just interested because I love these :) keel up the good work!
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
lolz kois are so popular. 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had no idea they would be. >.<
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Meow :3 
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:iconodcinki:
odcinki Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Writer
This is bloody insane!
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:iconbrowntoya:
browntoya Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's perfect! Reminds me of China
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:iconvocaloidlovers1234:
vocaloidlovers1234 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
oh my god! they're so tiny and adorable!
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Thats awesome!
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:iconkingmertel:
Kingmertel Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cool! =D
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:iconcottoncandydreamz:
Cottoncandydreamz Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
So cute and tiny!! XD 
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:icondemiurgic-dan:
Demiurgic-Dan Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
So cool!
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:iconhikari-yumi:
Hikari-Yumi Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its beautiful
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:iconfollow-the-ink:
Follow-The-Ink Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
omg.... i want to make one myself sooo bad!... would you be mad if someone made something like your pond-in-a-tin for themselves? not the same as yours, with my own idea of course... but the same concept?... 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Go ahead. Have fun!
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:iconnadinmadeamess:
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Just... wow.
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:iconsockssock:
sockssock Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
sooooo cool! the fish look so realistic
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:iconlolegg:
lolegg Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh..I like this one very muchYugi Like It Plz 
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:iconarticwolfie:
ArticWolfie Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're so cute ;u;
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:iconangelwolf92:
Angelwolf92 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
...I need one
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:icongotmanyhorses:
GotManyHorses Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG How di dyou do that?!?! *dies of detail*
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:iconicolored:
iColored Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! I thought it was real! Amazing!!
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:iconhiba018:
hiba018 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Artist
oh my god <3 waooooo 
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:iconcryptster:
cryptster Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like one of these. If you ever put it on your Etsy shop, that'd be awesome. 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will open up commissions for them once I finish my show. I'll post something up when I do. I am auctioning one off on eBay on Monday if you wanted to get one sooner than that. :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
8-)
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:iconninjakitty74:
NinjaKitty74 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I would DEFINITELY buy one of those!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Quite clever.
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:iconisaiahparker:
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks outstanding!
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:iconlndzbrdn:
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my jaw literally dropped. i thought this was a photo of a tiny frog in his tiny altoid home....so amazing
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:iconfangirlfreak:
FangirlFreak Featured By Owner May 7, 2014   Writer
This is undoubtedly one of the coolest artisan crafts I've EVER seen!!! Fantastic work!!!!
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 7, 2014   General Artist
Wow they really look real! :D Awesome!
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:iconvegetassj4fangirl:
Vegetassj4fangirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
That's so cool u r one very creative person
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:iconpozolegirl:
pozolegirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is GORGEOUS!
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:iconxxcynderxneroxx:
XxcynderxneroxX Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student
Omg that is amazing, at first I thought they were real,but then I was like, no it's that resin stuff, cuz I saw a video of a guy making something like this, except it was way bigger, this is really awesome though, it's going right to my favorites!!!!!!!! XD 
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iconfile2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
>sees on front page
"Really? Just an Altiods tin? DA has some low standards for photogra-"
>scrolls down
"...whoa. Didn't see that coming."

Also, little frogs are adorable.
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Tinkerbell0522 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is realy nicely done, nice job
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