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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rhinestones and Shells

I finished more projects this last weekend by staying home and not out shopping to bring more clutter into the studio, which I love to do. Both my neighbors think I have a problem since my entire downstairs is all the studio filled with creative treasures. Like I said before it's my self entertainment.They just don't get this era of blogging and shabby chic cottage chic, junking phase we are in. They don't have a great imagination like we do ?  They think painting furniture is crazy LOL

OK back to my projects of decorating my abalone shells. I had two and started with one and it turned out so good I did both of them. Now tell me if this is crazy?

                                                                         
 I got these abalone shells years ago at an estate sale of a local artist here in town ,she had the most unusual items in her house studio. She use to own Gail's China Town years ago and I always got my daughters birthday party favors at her shop

 I bought a rhinestone belt at a  sale not long ago and thought I know what i'll do with it soon as I seen it. Now I have two fancy decorated shells to hold my mother of pearl buttons and belt buckles
 This is what they looked like before

It's raining and very cloudy here this morning so had to use my flash on my little sony camera which always isn't the best pictures on the rhinestones but the buttons shows up really good
 I used E600 glue and this little spoon end with china doll head I got at Michael's a couple years ago, and the pink is an old earring I broke the end off

This is a much brighter picture the abalone inside shows up nice
 This is the closure for the belt
I just love them and will use them for different things I'm sure but for now all the mother of pearl items are in them.



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26 comments:

  1. The abalone bowls you made are fabulous. I read your post on Button Floozies, and came over to your blog to read more about the bowl you wrote about there. Wow, I find out you made two stunning bowls. They are so beautiful. I love them, and I am going to keep my eye open for abalone shells. (In So Cal 1960's, abalone shells were everywhere but don't see them much any more.) I just have to make one of these for my pretty buttons. Real eye candy!

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  2. So, so pretty, Janice! I don't see those shells at all any more. The rhinestones always catch my eye, whether they are belts, bracelets, or what not. I love anything that blings. When I was a young girl I used to play dress up with my friend in her mother's jewelry. That dear lady had more rhinestones and sparkly baubles! It was great fun to pretend to be the Queen or a princess. I know you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memories.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Oh my! They are both gorgeous! I don't know which one I like best. I have a large abalone shell but I don't know if I'm brave enough to try this. You did GREAT! Hugs, Diane

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  4. I so love shells, my sweet Janice, it's always such a delight to come and visit you here !

    Hope you're having a wonderful day, I wish you most beautiful days to come, darling friend,
    thinking of you with love and esteem

    Dany

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  5. You do the most wonderful things! I want to do what YOU do! Just beautiful!

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  6. Oh I love that Janice, so pretty! The buttons look perfect in there too!

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  7. I've always loved abalone and it is the perfect place to keep your shells! So pretty!

    jane

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  8. Janice, you are amazing! I would never have thought to decorate the abolone shells like that. They are stunning. I save a lot of shells when I find them, so I will have to watch for abolone now. Your neighbors are just not up to speed on what is current. Do your own thing and live from your soul. That is where our creativity lies. Blessings

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  9. Hi Janice, what a fabulous job you did on these shells. They are incredible. Love the belt wrapping around the edge like that and the spoon to one side. Awesome design. xo

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  10. Perfect holders, filled or unfilled. Since I save all the carved mussel buttons and belt buckles, too, I appreciate this post. It is an excellent idea for partnering two like items so their beauty can be appreciated.
    Ginene

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  11. A lot of the pictures you have along the right hand side of your page are things I have collected and use or display everyday. Never thought to add bling to my abalone shells. Just got rid of a couple of them. Darn Love your blog

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  12. These are so beautiful, I just gasped a little with joy over their loveliness and your designs.
    Thank you for sharing them with us today at TOHOT.
    Jemma

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  13. Wow! I think these are beautiful! Just love what you did with the rhinestones. Very cool idea.

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  14. You made the shells look so pretty and full of bling. Happy creating.
    Wishing you a wonderful end of the week. :)

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  15. Oh the pearl pin shell is lovely.What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  16. Everyone thinks im crazy too because i hace so much china linens crochet thread. But I'm single kids grown my mom passed on it has become my life. I love love your shell it turned out lovely I have have five in my garden I brought from my moms house now I want one like yours. Very pretty. Happy weekend with love Janice. P.s. Lol Idk whats wring with those people lol

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  17. My formal living room and dining room are only used during Christmas. The rest of the year I use them as studio and storage space. God forbid someone comes to the front door! Love the transformed shells.

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  18. These are just gorgeous Janice!! And the heck with the neighbors. I'm willing to bet your home has a whole lot more personality than theirs!

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  19. WOW! First of all, I wish I had some shells like yours, they're gorgeous. Second of all I love your blinging them up with rhinestones,they're my favorite! Too pretty. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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  20. OH my, Janice! These are beautiful! Another reason to keep my jewelry stash lol.

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  21. OMG Janice, simply gorgeous.
    Blessings,
    Marlene

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  22. OMG Janice, simply gorgeous.
    Blessings,
    Marlene

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