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.
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.
These beautiful keepsake boxes would be worthy of any treasure you put in them.
Bottom row (both): Peggy Green