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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Keep it or Ditch it?

I changed my fonts, and was wondering if it's too hard to read, or if it's okay. Leave a comment for me, Keep It or Ditch It? I'd really like your input, you won't hurt my feelings lol. It's easy to change it back!

Thanks for your help!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Seashell Jewelry

Hello! I had a moment of inspiration yesterday, and came up with a Valentine Seashell Necklace. This darling little calico scallop has quite the curve to it, making it deep enough to tuck in a 10mm Swarovski crystal heart charm. The dark siam red crystal heart shimmers, while the 3mm Swarovski crystal with AB finish sparkles. You can wear it either way, showing the front of the shell, or the heart in the shell. A lovely pearl accented by the 3mm crystal dangles alongside of the shell from an 18 inch silver snake chain.

 This beautiful little shell measures 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch, and is exquisite! A real treasure from the sea, brought to you by Mother Nature and me! This is available on Etsy!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Seashell Jewelry

Good Saturday morning to you all! I hope everyone is staying warm. It sure has been cold lately, even here in sunny Florida! I for one have been freezing my butt off, and not even wanting to go outside my door. We have kept the heat on for sure! I hear it's supposed to be in the 70's next week. YEAH! I'm looking forward to that!

Welcome to my new followers! Thank you for following! This should be a fun year. I have a few designs in my head, and plenty of shells for inspiration! I did a post in August about up and coming designs. Unfortunately, I was very ill, and was hospitalized shortly after that. Twice! I'm hoping to get to those soon, and one in particular. I have kept it alive in my mind, let's just hope it works!

I finished this seashell jewelry a few days ago. This was a fun set to do! I love playing with my shells. Playing with shells almost always leads to playing with pearls. OHHHHHHHHHH! I just bought some beautiful and I mean GORGEOUS purple freshwater pearls recently. So recently that I just got them in the mail yesterday! Fast shipping from Etsy sellers! I have ordered something on a Friday, and had it show up on Monday! We like to get our orders out fast, too! Anyway, the pearls...they aren't purple purple. They aren't quite lavender, either. An amazing, beautiful color. Really high quality. Nice! These pearls are absolutely drool quality. I'm serious. I've ordered from this Etsy seller  before, they have beautiful beads. I haven't ever been disappointed. I've been more like, Wow! These are awesome!
Now, to find the shells that match them :)

The inspiration for this set was the yellow cockle shells themselves. Most of my pieces start with the shell. I have a bead box that I filled with primo shells. My husband and I found them all, on our many trips to the Gulf. Once in a while we would have a weekend of not so good shelling, but usually we come home with bunches of pretty shells, sponges, all kinds of treasures. It's about time to do that again. Not because I need the shells, because I need the ocean. I need to smell the salty sea. There's just something about it, I've never been able to stay away, it draws me to it. Maybe I'm a mermaid, hahahaa!

This pretty, elegant, very feminine shell jewelry set consists of cockle shells, pearls, mother of pearl shell beads, round golden yellow shell beads, and gold plated findings, and bead caps. The clasp is a squeeze style box clasp, and really finishes the necklace completely.

I really love this one! (I know, I always say that :) Like I said, sooooooooo feminine. I love the summery feel of the yellow shells. Doesn't that just scream sunshine & beaches to ya? I had so much fun making this set :) I will get this listed soon. I have many things to list!

Today I'm going to take off with my hubby, David, and go do lunch somewhere. I also need to shop for a curtain rod/pole. Kandi and Jake gave us an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and I finally picked out these cool bamboo "curtains". Kind of like hippie beads for doorways. I got them for the sliding glass door. It's going to look awesome. They are a beautiful red/brown color. Like cherry wood. I'm wanting a matching wooden rod to put them on. I should also Google bead shops in Gainesville! He doesn't mind going bead shopping with me, he's such a sweetheart!

It's supposed to be sunny today.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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