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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Nautically Correct

Hello my dears!

I am on the mend! FINALLY! I went to the doc on Friday, and I am on medication. YAY! I should be well in just a few more days :) but at least I am starting to feel somewhat human again :D

A while back I ordered some really cool solid brass pendants. It took me a long time to find the perfect chain to match them. I did find two the right color, but the way the links were, made them hang funny. So that was a no go. When I saw this chain, I knew it was my winner!

Isn't this Life Preserver neat? Solid Brass and Copper, this pendant has some weight to it. You can tell it's solid, not hollow.

I could add a shell, but I'm not going to....not unless one is requested.

I'm just gonna do a little Nautical Series and see how it goes.

This would make a great guy necklace ;) but a woman could wear it, too.

This Port Hole Necklace is very cool!Also Solid Brass, and it really opens! I kid you not. I opened it. I thought it looked like it would, so I unscrewed the "lock" and opened it right up. The mirror is removable. You could put a photo in it, and maybe get a little circle of glass to cover it...and take up the missing space of the mirror :) I did put it back together :D

Also weighty, and perfect for your man....but you could wear it, too.

The chains measure about 21 inches, and the pendants about 1 1/2 inches across and 2 inches long with the bail/ring.

And because I was on a real brass kick, I fell for this awesome 40 year perpetual calendar.

To this I did add a shell. One of my Belleair shells....a Florida Cone. Not to be confused with an alphabet cone....this is our more conch like cone. I did the research....I'm still trying to learn all the shells. But, as you know, there are literally hundreds of thousands of types of shells, and I will never learn them all. As long as I learn all of our local shells, and maybe all of our US shells, then I think that's pretty good. I do know some of the foreign shells off hand, too.


This calendar really works! For 40 years!....you just set the month to the year, and it gives you that months calendar.....for 40 years!!!!! It's so cool! This too...is solid brass....but it's thin, so not heavy at all. I had no idea these things even existed until I found this one. How many times have you flipped to your checkbook register front for the date, only to discover the little calendars are outdated....like last years, or previous years. ARGH....that's aggravating :P and you don't have your cell phone on you either! But, you do have your car keys :D It's a fun item anyway, and would make a clever gift.

So, I didn't get to go to the beach for Valentine's weekend :(
I'm just too sick.....but I am mending now. So in a few weeks we will go, but these next few weekends, we have prior commitments. Sometimes it sucks being an adult and having to do the 'right thing'. But, we do what we must :)

I plan on being back....SOON! I mean it for real this time. I have to get better now, I'm taking meds :)

Have a great Monday!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'm so glad you're finally feeling better!

LOVE the brass necklaces, especially the life saver one. Very cool.

Migrainista said...

Sorry you missed out on the beach on Valentine's but yeah for feeling human once again :) Love ya!

Eyelah said...

I love the keychain! So cool.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A nautical series? You're killing me, girlfriend! How many things can I have in my favorites? Do I need a Del's shells credit card? haha! Everything you make is beautiful! I love the color of these pieces. Feel better soon! Sweet hugs!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love them both! I've never seen anything like either of them, especially the perpetual calendar. I love it!

Ames said...

I see you are still at it. So creative too! Keep up the creative juices. I'll check back again.~Ames

Ames said...

P.S. I didn't know you were sick, but so glad to hear you are on the mend!~A

Cheryl Kraynak said...

OK there are just way too many cool things down there in your little studio. Good thing I don't know where you live or I'd be snooping around. :-) (Feel better soon!)

The Beaded Pillow said...

The nautical pendants and things are so cool! Good eye, there Della. I hope you are OK...haven't heard from you in so long. Please be well.....thinking of you, my dear. :)

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