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seashell bouquet

February 13, 2013

I’ve been wanting to take a winter trip to the beach for a while now, but schedule conflicts dictate otherwise.  Of course my motivation for going is always the same — to bring home new treasures.  As if this house hasn’t quite achieved its quota of seashells.




they’re everywhere you look.  dancing that fine line between collecting and hoarding.

However.  When I spied this cute little arrangement made by the lovely and talented Laurel at Chipping with Charm, a new opportunity materialized


Source: via Diane on Pinterest


I know, right?!  So clever and adorable!  I decided to make something like it with seashells and shiny beads.  I had one or two glass frogs stashed in a cupboard.




I used some narrow gauge utility wire twirled around a screwdriver and some heavier floral wire for support.




The only tricky part was selecting a variety of small beach treasures that already had a hole through which I could thread the wire.  I was too lazy to pull out the drill.




Thank you for the inspiration Laurel!




Great way to (finally) use those clever glass frogs that hardly ever see the light of day in my house.

thank you for dropping by today – hope you’re having a wonderful week.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2013 6:09 pm

    What a good idea, I have a couple of these and always thought they’s be fun to do something like this, nice job

  2. February 13, 2013 7:32 pm

    “I know, right?! So clever and adorable! ”

    Clever and adorably indeed, Diane! LOVE it!

    And I also love your own unique twist on using the glass floral arranger to present your shells and beads! I especially like the “twirled wire” you added to yours.

    Well done, girl. WELL done!

    X to you and Cristybellla!

    P.S. and I just noticed on your sidebar that you opened your own Etsy Shop. Yaaaaaaaaay! I was so hoping you would. I will place your link on my Favorite Esty Shops on blog. With PRIDE!

  3. February 14, 2013 1:20 am

    Maybe beach this wknd. Happy Valentines Day! ILY

  4. February 14, 2013 9:01 am

    I had to laugh at the ‘bordering hoarder’ about the seashells and treasures.
    ONLY cuz I sooooooo understand it!

    Oh, but this is just too cute!
    I like it muchly.
    And I like the paper ones, too.
    What a brilliant excuse to go treasure collecting. Hahahaha….

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