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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Sanibel Summer

I have been playing with those Paper Fig shells that The Shell Lady sent to me last month. If you missed it, you can see that post here. I made a tropical necklace with one of them to commemorate where she found them. I still thank her in my mind each time I see, hold, or use one of her shells! Thank you Cheri!

This Paper Fig is just as pretty!
I sanded the edge nice and smooth, and hit it with a coat of clear gloss.
The bail is gold plated, and it hangs on a bright brass chain.
I made the little flower with flower part beads, a leaf bead, and a tiny pearl. A nice little feminine touch.
This shell makes a nice size pendant, and just whispers summer to me.
I really enjoyed playing around with this shell, and making this necklace!

Simple, summery, and feminine! Some of my favorite things :)

I have a few more ideas for Paper Fig Shells, and I can't wait to complete and share them.

Thanks again Cheri! These Paper Figs really made my summer!


8 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I have never heard of paper fig shells. They are beautiful and so is your necklace! I love that little flower made from beads as well!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is really pretty. The colors of the paper fig and the flower bead go together so well.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh Del...now you are teasing me!! I love your necklace, the beaded flower does add a touch of femininity to the piece.

I thought we'd be seeing "road trip" photos. LOL

DaCraftyLady said...

Cute shell almost looks like a squash...lol...great colors...~~Debb

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

It whispers summer and beach to me, Della! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exquisite! I've never seen one of these shells either! How beautiful! I'm off to look at your Etsy store...again! lol

Sheryl Hastings said...

I've never seen anything like them. It's beautiful and you've embellished it perfectly.

julie cavender said...

Lovely! I went to Sanibel years and years ago for a college field trip. I brought back bags of shells. Sadly, I don't have them anymore. Lost in a move somewhere.

Your creations are always so delicate and I love the info you give on the kind of shell used!

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