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1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

A Victorian-era lachrymosa, also called lachrymatory, tear catchers, or tear vials. Sometimes worn on a necklace, sometimes merely held, they were used the gather the tears wept by mourners at funerals. One type of lachrymosa had a special top which allowed the tears to evaporate (signifying the time to stop mourning), others had a sealed top to allow the tears to last for a year, at which point they would be poured on the grave of the person whom the tears were wept for.

How to Make an Interesting Art Piece Using Tree Branches

DIY - How to make a heart shaped wall art out of driftwood or tree branches and twigs. Includes tips on branch selection and shows how to tie branches together.