Friday, June 19, 2009

Project Day: Beach Shell Artworks


Last month I posted about a necklace I had won and in the background was this shell artwork. I had a few people mention it so I thought I would post about it today. I made this by simply collecting 12 shells of the same type. Using clear nail polish I gave them all a quick coat. Once dried I then super glued them on the base board of a shadow box frame. Using a pencil I added the details of the shells and the location. It now sits on one of my coffee tables and constantly reminds me of our trip to Brooms Head. Have a fabulous weekend. Simone xx

34 comments:

  1. You are so super clever Simone! I have thousands of shells from various holidays and so any shell tip is always greatly appreciated. You have a fabulous weekend too! xx

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  2. Simone you rock. I just adore your art and crafts! And the writing makes this display extra special.

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  3. Its always the natural things that are the most beautiful! I love the nail polish idea!

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  4. Lovely Lovely as usual. I have something similar with a shadow box partially full of pearly buttons. Have a great weekend.

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  5. I love it Simone and what a nice way to remember your trip!

    Have a wonderful weekend...still one more day to go here here!

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  6. what a lovely idea...a very nice memento.

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  7. what a lovely idea....a very nice memento.

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  8. Thats such a clever idea, I lov you DIY posts!

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  9. this is a great idea to commemorate a beach visit. where we are any beach visit is a major event, as there are none any where near us!!!, but we do have a few shells put away from very special vacations! Thanks for a great idea! You don't have any idea how lucky you are to be on the water!!! I know I've said that before...get used to it!! ;)KIM

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  10. What a great project. I have a huge box of shells and have never even thought to use them in a craft like this. I love it. Great idea.
    Debbie

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  11. Is the clear polish for the shine effect? Never would of thought of doing that, if that's the case...lol... love the idea .

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  12. More of your creative brilliance - have a lovely weekend! Leigh

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  13. Gorgeous and what a smart idea!

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  14. This is such a simple, yet fabulous idea!
    Have a great weekend Simone.

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  15. Hey, that's a great idea! Usually the simple things get overlooked for more elaborate crafty ways.

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  16. what a great idea! creating memories like that. i make little shadow boxes of sea glass. glued as well in lines from light to darkest as the rows continue down. or all shades of white, or only blues etc. and adding words is fun too. i gave them out as gifts one year and they were well received! i love your shell idea...really great! happy weekend :)

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  17. What a great memento, simple but brilliant.

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  18. Very simple & elegant.
    Enjoy your weekend !

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  19. Great idea! I'm amazed the pencil shows up so well. I like that!

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  20. Oh, so cute this framed shells! it reminds me my home town by the beach. I used to do collect shells when I was a kid So homesick!
    Beautiful blog, simone!

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  21. You are amazing...love your DIY ideas..i really think you need to get a book going with all these ideas in it...i would buy it! So i guess i am off to the beach again! Have a great weekend!

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    http://weareflyingnow.blogspot.com/2009/06/cloche-party-and-award-time.html

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  23. Another fabulous, creative post!
    How generous of you to share!
    'Love your handwriting ~ it's really beautiful.

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  24. What a lovely idear! I collected some shells the other day I am going to try the nail polish as they are so delicate thanks. :)

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  25. That is a lovely way of preserving the little memories of a fabulous day at the beach. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  26. Hope you had a beautiful weekend. You remind me of my best friend Kate, very thoughtful and creative with cementing lovely memories.

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  27. You have the most BRILLIANT ideas for the most significant craft projects: those that help us remember our favorite experiences. Thank you :)

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  28. Love your "shell" shadow box. Gives me an idea for my newly decorated "beachy" guest room. Thanks!!

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  29. How pretty! I live near the coast in the northeast US and though I love them dearly, our shells are not very exciting, and most are pounded to bits by the waves before they wind up on the beach. The survivors seem to be the big clam shells, those you will find whole, but they are not very decorative....I use them as little catch dishes or as a soap dish sometimes.

    Trips to FLorida, and especially the shell haven Sanibel Island, was a chance to collect tons of gorgeous shells....but would you believe I got rid of them over the years and only kept a few?

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