In the August 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living we created a shell crafting story.
Our hope was to create beautiful treasures of heirloom quality. Also to develop projects that would highlight the beautiful forms, colors and textures found in life from the ocean. There are endless possibilities when you begin to look at the variety of shells available through websites such as Seashell City.
You may already have shells that you have collected on trips to the beach stowed away in a jar or tucked away in a dusty bookshelf. I hope you will try one or many of these projects. I was amazed over and over again by the intricate patterns and structures of these creatures.
One project that did not make the cut due to space in the printed story was a personalized Necklace made from small broken pieces of coral. (Please make sure your sources for these materials are environmentally conscious.) But we have offered it here in a video how-to. It is the perfect project for a quiet summer afternoon.