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.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Little Seashells

I had one of those nights when I sleep for 2 hours, and then wake up all bright eyed and bushy tailed at 2am. (I do this often)
I'm only telling you because it goes with what I made during the wee hours.

My brother's room is right next to my crafty space, and not wanting to disturb him with my drill, I searched my shell stash for some nature drilled shells, and naturally hollow type shells to play with. I did find one shell that I had drilled sometime ago, and hadn't used it, and 3 others that fit the bill for what I was looking for.

Anyway! I've been wanting to add to my now meager selection of bracelets, and keep them in a low price range. This is what I came up with!
This periwinkle shell is the one I had drilled some time ago. I can't remember what for.
I love how this turned out.
The gunmetal and pearls make this a very modern style bracelet.
This is the shell sitting on a quarter. What do you think? Cute?

This olive shell was abused at sea, and lost it's tip. It's just hollow enough to get a wire through it.
The pink coral is dahling, daaarlin'. I couldn't resist that one after Kim's comment yesterday!
I totally love the little pink coral beads.
and the shell sitting next to a quarter. So little!

This next one was a real booger to work with.
A teeny tiny moon snail shell, aka sharks eye, aka whales eye.
It was the beads that were difficult to work with. They are soooo tiny!
This shell next to a dime. Seeeeee how TINY the beads are?! I used opaque crystals for color and contrast.

And last but not least! This may be my fave. It's hard for me to choose!
A small sharks eye shell!
Shell beads accent this shell quite nicely.
This shell next to a dime! Ohmygosh I adore this!

These will be in my Etsy shop soon!

Sorry it took me so long to get my post up today, but I had to take a nap this morning. Between picking out my shells, beads, and metals it took me about 4 hours to complete these 4 bracelets. Of course the tiny seed bead bracelet took the longest.

Tomorrow is the big day! If you haven't left a comment here to be entered into the Heart Cockle Necklace giveaway please do so! I'll announce the winner tomorrow!!!!!

Good luck to everyone! I wish I had one for each of you. There will be more giveaways, and I WON'T wait for another 100 followers!



Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love these!! I got my bookmark today and I love it. I have a terrible confession to make...I didn't think I would like the shells as jewelry. I LOVE shells so that's weird, right? Anyway, after I got my bookmark today I have TOTALLY changed my mind. The work you do is FANTASTIC and so pretty. I love the bookmark and then I held the beads and shell to my wrist and oh my, it is divine!!! What was I thinking before? Did I say that I love my bookmark and bonus keychain!! Thank you very much.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You have to know that the last one is my fav! So cute!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all so precious...very delicate and feminine! I'm off to see if they're in Etsy yet! What treasures!

The Beaded Pillow said...

Gun metal and seashells; I love it!

Hope you sleep tight tonight. :D

Shelllady said...

LOVE>>>LOVE>>>LOVE the last one too!! You're jewelry is SOOOO beautiful!! Thanks for sharing....I'm gonna have to do some shopping on Etsy soon!! You will need to make more of these I'm sure!!

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