Our daughter, Jess, gave me an awesome gift several years ago, it is a glass vase full of messages from her. Periodically I pull out a slip of paper and read the message, this gift has meant more to me than I could tell you. I have read them all now (hint, hint) put them all back in, and are re-reading them again. Saturday this week I was in need of some inspiration and kind words, and pulled this message....
|Thanks Jess!! <3|
I decided right then, that it was time to get some Shell Therapy .....I don't have a Sailors Valentine frame yet, and feel like I need some practice making flowers with my own shells, so I would just play!!
Back in December, I had made some night lights and tiny Christmas trees for gifts this Christmas, and enjoyed that so much, I wanted to try larger Christmas trees!!
|Love my Nightlights! No two are the same!! Have 5 of them in our house in Florida!|
|My first attempt at a Christmas tree, 3-1/2 inches tall|
These are made from those plain ol' white shells you see on the beach....I was so excited! I loved them! So first thing I wanted to try was to make 2 more trees, this one is 3-1/2 inches tall so I wanted a seven inch and an 11 inch, sort of a trio! I wanted to try Scallops for the first one (11 inch), with an auger star on top!
|Dosinias with jingles and a melampus center|
|Jingle shell flower with sharks eye center,|
|Kittens Paw flower with a white melampus center|
|Coquina flower with coral center|
|Juvie fighting conch flower with a button center|
|crossed barred venus with button center|
|Showing the tiny flower pots|