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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Little Seashell Things

I haven't had much time for big projects, or getting back to time consuming projects.

I have done some little seashell things between custom orders :D

If you've been by my shop this week, you've already seen them.

If not.....well now you can!
Seashell Mother's Pin/Brooch
This Venus Sunray was very accommodating, having a natural made hole in the perfect place. A predator, such as a drill, accomplished this daunting task. The Sunray Venus is not an easy shell to drill. You would think they would be, being nice and thin. But no, they tend to crack and chip. (I'm working on it! but am afraid to combine electricity and water! It can be done, drilling in a water bath. I'm just a little chicken to do it.)

Any way.....this Seashell Mother's Pin can be customized. These crystals are easily changed, and it wouldn't be difficult to add crystals to represent more children. I have a plan if such turns out to be the case.

It has been over a year since I blogged about this cute little beach pail charm. Thanks to my super duper weather proof, waterproof adhesive, I came up with this little cutie!
Seashell Beach Pail Necklace
 I mixed some sand with my glue and stuffed it in the pail, and then glued on my tiny shells. I let it dry and cure for several days. I wish I could find a mini shovel charm!

This vintage owl has been in my possession for many years. That's how I know it's vintage! It had lost the center turquoise piece. I fixed it!
Owl Seashell Necklace
A small cowrie shell took care of the empty spot. I think he's dang cute! I did find another chain that matches well, so I may (will probably) change the chain, take new pics, and change the listing a bit. The mini ball chain really isn't doing it for me.

I saw these heart cockles some time ago, and finally talked myself into buying some.
Seashell Heart Necklace

The heart bail adds a sweet touch, and the chain is oh so fine and delicate looking, but the links are soldered. A lock and key charm just naturally goes with hearts, and you know there has to be a pearl if I can manage it :D

I made a new bobby pin set to add to the accessories section in my shop.
Seashell Bobby Pins
These hair pins/bobby pins would be so pretty for a flower girl! I wouldn't be opposed to sticking some like this in my bun! I didn't dare drill these. They are thin, and very lightweight....and brittle. Drilling them would cause a weak spot, and therefor would be prone to breakage... best to glue these on to something!

So, I did get to do some playing this week!

Did you find something crafty to play with?

Edited to add....This was my 200th post! WOOHOO! Milestone baby!



5 comments:

Sheryl Hastings said...

These are beautiful!!! I love the idea of the Mother's pin. Perfect for Mother's Day. And you know I'm loving that owl!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

All beautiful - the Mothers pin is gorgeous and a fun idea.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The beach pail is too sweet!! All so lovely. It's the little things... Have a wonderful weekend!

Daniella said...

Congrats on your 200th!!
This post is special because you have shown us so many beautiful things!!! I love the idea of the mother pin, and that owl is gorgeous!! Everything you make is awesome! Thank you for sharing these beauties with us!!
xxxDaniella

Shelly said...

That little bucket charm is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! The owl one is absolutely gorgeous too! I never get tired of looking at your creations!

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