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A Different Shell Flower Application – The Epergne

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My husband found this epergne a few months ago on eBay. He paid a very reasonable price for it. This style is called silver crest and is manufactured by Fenton. We have a collection of bohemian and Czech  glass, as … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Starshine – Part 3

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Wow! I cannot believe four months have passed since my last post. Not only was I in a rut with my artwork but my blog suffered. I greatly apologize to those who have faithfully followed my progress. My valentine is … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 2

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I completed the star shape and without as much cussing as I thought. The slippery texture of the shells actually seemed to work in my favor, especially once the brown rice shells were in place. My star lines were not … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Waiting

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I’ve been sitting here waiting for my new valentine box to arrive. It may still be another week or so before I receive it which leaves me with plenty of time on my hands. I did some measuring and I … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 2, Plotting and Sorting

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Once again the dreaded sorting is upon me. Most of the shell varieties I selected are pretty close in size and color. The quantity is also smaller. My white littorina bag is still probably three pounds or more. As a … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 7

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I am finally ready to complete the outer part of my valentine. In four alternating sections I marked a ‘V’ with a pencil. After smearing Tacky glue over the area, I pressed ground shells into the glue. When all four … Continue reading

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My Gallery of Seashell Art

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It probably seems a little silly to put a gallery in the middle of my ‘how-to’ blog. But I had such a disappointing day yesterday. Following this entry I’ll post the next segment of my venture. I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Part Two – Shell Design and Choice

**I forgot to mention in the earlier post that clicking on the pictures will enlarge them for better viewing. My new valentine box will be here soon. At first, I heard the purpleheart wood was unavailable. I’m so excited and … Continue reading

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A Sailor’s Valentine in the Making

All my life I have loved seashells. It is amazing the variety of sizes, shapes, and colors they come in.  For the most part, I just collected shells with no idea what to do with them. Then one year after … Continue reading

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