This was a very dark, very challenging wooden puzzle. I bought this for my mom for Christmas last year and we finally got around to assembling it. Isn't it gorgeous? She picked it out herself.
The background color was a little too dark for my taste, but it was still a fun puzzle to assemble, especially since mom and I worked it together. They were pretty tricky not to include a picture on the box of the irregular edge, so we had to figure that out for ourselves. It was quite the brain teaser, but we older ladies still have our wits about us (most of the time) and we were able to get it done.
Artifact Puzzles are excellent quality with a wonderfully diverse catalog to choose from. They have many different puzzle designers who come up with amazingly intricate and complex piece cuts. I love that you're able to see pictures of the cuts for each puzzle, so you have that information before you buy. The puzzles are made from plywood and are laser cut; they are beautifully made! They have the most affordable prices I've found for wooden puzzle companies, starting at just $18; and also some of the most unique and interesting pieces cuts I've ever seen!
There were almost no whimsies but the cut was excellent and you can see the pieces formed a beautiful symmetrical pattern....
Mom and I really enjoyed this assembly; it was quite a challenge and we even said that it was "deviously cut" a couple of times. Still, it helps keep the brain cells firing and even if it takes more time than we'd planned on we enjoy the extra time spent together.
I've done several Wentworths and a couple of Artifact puzzles in the past couple of months, so I'm hoping to get my hands on a new Liberty puzzle soon. If I don't, no worries - I can spend an afternoon re-assembling the amazing Dr. Suess puzzle from Liberty I bought myself last year.
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We are very pleased with our Feature Writer Stacey for doing the Artifacts Flower Still Life jigsaw puzzle because now we can share some of the other images produced by this brand. If you have never tried a wooden jigsaw puzzle you might like to know that it is slightly a different experience than the traditional board puzzles we do.
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