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Sea Side

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I need feed back. When I first made these today I thought they turned out great. But the more I looked at them I thought they looked kind of trinkety, like something you could find in a souvenir sea shell shop... Thoughts Please...


Shell, colored broken shell pieces,two part epoxy resin, costume charm( used for the bail), hemp cord.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I know what you mean from my own experience. I like the idea – I think maybe the bits of sea glass, etc. should be less rather than more. Perhaps the shell should be painted or something – I definitely think you are on to something here, just play around w/it a bit more. That’s what I do. I also take pictures and look at the pictures a lot – for some reason I see things that I don’t in person. Keep at it.

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    My first impression of this was “wow, I want to try that!” I really like this, It’s very beachy and fun. I don’t think its trinkety at all, I feel like its very original. I think the cord is perfect for it too, I feel if you added more, it would be too much.

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    L Baldone says:

    I use black oyster shell with semi-precious stones or fresh water pearl. Sometime I add a little glod or silver flacke.

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    L Baldone says:

    Gold or silver flake

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I think it depends on how big the shell is. The touristy stuff tends to be huge and not very well done. These are both really cute and obviously well executed. If they’re on the smaller side I think they be adorable on.

  6. Connie Tomaszewski
    Connie Tomaszewski says:

    Gail, these are 2″x”2 I tried to find the smallest shell I cold find… Thank You…

  7. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Taking another look; these really ARE cute. Would like 2 c in person :} – the hemp cord is perfect. Perhaps just making one piece of the sea glass a bit bigger or different from the rest would add more interest, but like I said they really are cute as is.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think these are cute…but perhaps you could turn them into a beach scene? Say, use a small spiral shell, some sand,and a seahorse charm to create a little vignette?

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I like it….I like that you kept it all shells and I like the random way they are laid out. Just like you really would see them on the beach.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I collected some shells while in NC in March and I have been trying to come up with a way to incorporate them, too. I like Susie’s idea of a vignette.

  11. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Very pretty. I like them as they are although you can still make more and play around with the idea of a vignette as Eli’s Mom suggested. I am biased of course, because I love all things related to the sea:)

  12. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    I think this is a great design. You might want to vary the sizes of the objects inside the shell, or perhaps use monochromatic colors. Lots of ways to go with this, but I’d stay away from too many souvenir objects. I like the balance you have now.

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Like Susie’s idea of vignette too :D

  14. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very different and unusual.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Great idea! It might be a bit crowded, as some suggest. Put it on, stand in front of a mirror, and take a step back. I often do that, it can be very revealing… Then you often see what’s wrong. Keep at it, hope you have many shells!

  16. Connie Tomaszewski
    Connie Tomaszewski says:

    Thank you everyone…

  17. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    I love to make beach things and these are cute! (We’re not working with the Hope Diamond here!) If I were doing it I’d add a light layer of sand as a glaze to tie it together a bit more but these are things to simply enjoy as a happy day on the beach! Playful and pretty!

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