Sunday, August 5, 2018

Playing With Shells

Last night I wasn't feeling well...so, I figured instead of going out with friends I'd stay home in my craft room.  I looked up some fun new ideas and found these cool necklaces and a neat wind chime all made using shells.  I'm not sure where they came from, but I have all of these bigger shells I can't really use on my cards since they are so heavy...so I wanted to do something with them.  Here is what I made.

This was my first thing...  I decided to make a necklace that represents BSU's (Boise State University) Football Team...  I had to drill a hole into the shell, actually, I had to do that with all of the shells I played with.  I used a black sharpie and wrote BSU, created the "charm" to dangle added gems, went over the letters with clear nail polish and then added a football bead and a bow.



This next necklace I made I used a larger shell.  The butterfly I found at a garage sale.  I added the blue and gold to the wings then panted over that using a glittery nail polish.  I added beads and a chain.



This last one took a bit longer, there were a lot of holes I had to drill, plus using twine instead of metal...not fun!  LOL  I think this one is pretty self explanatory...Lots of shells, twine and some beads.  I sort of want to decorate the big shell...just not sure how I want to...any ideas?



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