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, January 16, 2013

Heart Seashell Bracelet

YES! I have been working....or playing!

With Valentine's Day coming up, I am in the mood to play with hearts....and RED.

Red 'beach glass' which is faux sea glass, really sets this little heart off in perfect Valentine's colors!

It is really a darling lil bracelet, even if my pics suck....and believe me THEY DO! I'm a little "out of practice" in the photo taking and editing part of my life. That's what happens when you don't do it enough!

When mom and I were at the bead shop, they had a trunk show going on, and I bought a few strands in different colors of this faux sea glass. They were labeled Sea Glass, but WE know they aren't the real thing... don't we?!

I'm not usually a RED person, but I do love this very dark red! It's so pretty, and Valentiny! hehe Valentiny!

This bracelet is wire wrapped together with jump rings connecting the heart shell, to keep it from twisting and breaking the shell. The toggle is also j' ringed to the bracelet for better movement. Normally I would have just wire wrapped them directly into the design....but this is a delicate lil shell, and we want this to last a loooooooong time. Although I did drill some perfect holes in this pretty baby! Just look at them!

Baby faux pearls and silver daisy spacers highlight the red matte glass beautifully :D

I had 4 pieces of this red beach glass left over, and with 2 of them I made earrings....and will probably make another pair. Well....maybe I could do a guy bracelet with them???? Hmmm.

Sand Dollars are so very delicate and fragile, but with care really do make a nice pair of earrings!
Seashell Hearts Cockles and Sand Dollars aren't something you would want to play sports in :)
I'm thinking more of dining and dancing, and normal daily wear. No rough housing allowed!

I'll be doing retakes of these today....even though I would rather PLAY!

Have you started thinking of your Valentine?


The Beaded Pillow said...

Oh, Della...your photos look great and you are so clever with the red sea glass, which I haven't seen before. Very nice!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I think they turned out great and your photos look fine to me. I love sea glass and it seems like just a few years ago you could find a bag of it in the dollar tree (although it may have been faux as well) But now that I want tons of it I can't find it anywhere - go figure! I love what you did with yours.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That bracelet turned out beautiful - I love the heart cockle with the red sea glass. Beautiful combination.

Susannah said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! I love heart cockles!

Cheryl Kraynak said...

I love heart cockles, too. Wouldn't they look great if you could string them and put lights inside?

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You can see that I'm behind on my blog reading and I totally missed this! I LOVE this bracelet! The heart shaped shell is perfect and I love the red beach glass! I did not know the difference between sea glass and beach glass. See...I learn something new all the time here!

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