I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seashell Saturday

Hello! Welcome to Seashell Saturday!

Today I thought I'd show you my seashell hair barrettes!

I have long hair, and I like to wear it UP when it's hot out. Usually in an old lady bun, but sometimes just pulled back and clipped in a pretty barrette.

The very first one I made was back when daddy was still with us, so probably 4 or 5 years ago. I just used some shells from those cheap shell lei's.


The next, and my favorite, is my auger shell barrette.


I had just a few of these purple shells, just enough for a small barrette.


and just a few of these, too...at that time.


The most recent one, and I'm not sure what kind of shells they are, I haven't tried to find out (shame, shame) are mostly brown.


I haven't decided whether to leave it natural, or give it a matte or gloss spray.

Starfish make a beautiful adornment for barrettes, too....
You can pick them up at the craft store, or any shell shop at the beach!

I like to use and wear things I make from my found treasures!
I could really wear something made with shells everyday! It's the mermaid in me!

Do you have a little mermaid in you, too?

Join me tomorrow for Seashore Sunday!

We'll check out another Lighthouse!

Have a wonderful Seashell Saturday!

Love,
Del






8 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Very cute idea. I like the first 2 the best. I have short hair so I can't wear barretts but I'd wear those if I could!

Melissa said...

Love these barrettes! Too bad my shells are packed away right now while I am redoing the house or I'd make some. My hair is long enough...well...until next week when I cut 8 inches off. LOL

Sher said...

They are so pretty. My favorites are the first two.

Rachel W K said...

Very pretty, I love the one with the purple shells. I'm afraid I don't have very much mermaid in me, but lighthouses are my favorite things in the world, can't wait to see!!

-rachel w k

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I like the auger shell barrette -- so pretty! And I love the way they fit so perfectly together!

I think I'd use a lightly applied gloss spray on the last one - give it a little boost in color to bring out the different browns!

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Yes, the auger shells are gorgeous! Take a pic of yourself wearing that one and post it! (or have hubby take the pic)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm more of a medium size mermaid! heehee! And I love your barettes! I wore my hair long for SO long...and was always putting it up! I love the very first one you made...how special! ♥

Heather Jacob said...

wow these are full of magic ....Absolutely gorgeous and quite exquisite ... beautiful .. hugz x

thanks so much for your lovely words you said about me on Cindy's blog you are special .. xoxo

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