what a great memory you can create searching for shells and then making a special piece for your home, whether you are by yourself, with your kids or grand kids, the piece will certainly be cherished...but if you can't get to the beach i have browsed in the past on-line for shells and you are able to buy shells in bulk at various places including ebay if you don't have a michaels like me...they are beautiful too displayed in a vase, set here and there - i myself have a shell on the drain in the shower - it just looks pretty when you step in...
When creating big projects, try to use at least seven different types of shells. They're usually inexpensive, so buy them in bulk and then choose the best ones in the lot. Lay out your shell design before using a hot-glue gun to secure them in place
Gracefully curvaceous and sculptural, these pearly treasures bestow a note of sophistication to any room. Show off the seaside beauties in a large glass, or scatter them around a candle or across a table for a naturalistic display.
Combine Shell Sizes
When decorating a large space, such as this bathroom, create interest by mixing shell sizes. Large shells lend drama to transition points, such as corners. Tiny ones create texture. And medium ones, balance.
Pay homage to summers past. Embellish a simple wood frame with local shells such as limpets, available on both coasts, and slip in a picture of your family's bathing beauty. Arrange your design, then secure the shells with craft glue.
Prevent tablecloths from billowing. Gather sun-bleached oyster or clam shells, sides still attached. Slip jute, knotted at both ends, between open "wings" of the shells, and lay across the table. For a centerpiece, gather turban shells and scallops.