Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shells as Travel Souvenirs: Avoiding Clutter

bracelet, hand knit, with shells

People taking vacation at beaches sometimes bring home shells or sea glass they found along those beaches. But what happens to those shells or that glass after the trip is over? All too often these items get shoved in a bag or box, and are never seen again.

Why not really enjoy these mementos of your travels?

Option 1: You could make a lovely display of some of your shells and/or glass. Lallee on Flickr has a nice example. And Eliza has ideas on how you can use your sea glass.

Option 2: You could have some stunning jewelry made. Stephanie of Stephanie Hamilton Designs could knit you up something very special - see the bracelet above for just one example! The shells in this piece came from one of the free shell leis you get at Hilo Hattie.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

Puka shell necklaces (I mean, the real ones) are also fun:

http://www.minustidejewelry.com/images/puka_shells_copy.jpg