She Sells Sea Shells

July 22, 2011, 10:00 am  Posted by Lark

Chances are sometime in your life you’ve gone to a beach. Beaches are one of those leisure spots sought after world-round. Who can resist wriggling their toes in the sand,  the soothing lull of the waves or just basking in the sun while you read a decadently mindless paperback? Then there’s the shells—those freebie gifts from the sea—just there for the taking. If you’re like me,  you’ve taken a select few home to serve as souvenirs. I always have grandiose plans to “do” something with them but they usually end up sitting around the rim of my tub. But this year was different; I had a plan. I was going to make a shell wind chime. Use my dremel to drill little holes, tie ‘em to a piece of driftwood with a length of string or line and viola–a bit of family beach vacation memorabilia for our mountain home porch. Three weeks after vacation progress report: well the wind chimes aren’t done yet, but then again happily, neither is summer.

Shell-studded koi by SandisShellscapes

If you’ve got a bucket of shells and need a little inspiration, read on. These talented ladies take shell art to a whole new level.

Yes, they’re made entirely with seashells..remarkable, huh? They remind me of kaleidoscopes.

Top row (both): Karine Mirzakhanyan

Bottom row (both): Lois Long

Elegant, refined, and serene all at one time.

Left to Right: SandisShellscapes, Peggy Green

These beautiful keepsake boxes would be worthy of any treasure you put in them.

Top row (left to right): SandisShellscapes, Peggy Green

Bottom row (both): Peggy Green


6 Responses

    Linda says:

    Extremely AWESOME!  So creative and beautiful.

    Thank you Linda for sharing my valentines. Karine 

    Sheilannjones says:

    There is a true artist behind the design of your valentines.  The time and dedication you have given to these projects goes above and beyond what the average shellcrafter is capable of creating.  It’s your
    passion and dedication to this art that makes your pieces so unique.  Thank you for such beauty
    and being the best of role models in guiding me through my first attempt at making a shellcraft/valentine of my own this week

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