4/4/14

Abalone Sea-shell Bowls

I always buy sea-shells whenever I see them at estate sales...  that is the one thing that always gets me to pull out my wallet every time. Besides just collecting them, I also like to make things with them too. Well... in truth, abalone sea-shell bowls... I just love these little bowls.
 This one is the smallest abalone shell I had in the lot.... the colors on the rhinestones on this one are very soft... so I paired it with a simple silver do-dad. Wouldn't this make a darling presentation container to gift a pair of earrings to someone?
 On this abalone bowl, I paired pink rhinestone with some drop pearls. I really like the look of pearls next to the abalone shell. On the underside of each bowl, I have two half pearls as feet to steady the bowls. Without them, the abalone bowls are a bit wobbly~
 This one is my favorite.... The colors on the rhinestone are darker and seem to match the abalone colors really well, which in turn make the abalone shell really pop... wouldn't this be fabulous on a nightstand at the ready to hold the jewelry you've worn that day?... All of these abalone bowls will be boxed up to be sold at next months Artist Market.
 I have linked up to Beverly's Pink Saturday~
big hugs,

8 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! Yes - a pair of earrings in one would make a very nice gift.
Have a great weekend.

LV said...

A great creative idea. You did an excellent job on these.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I love to bling up seashells but your abalone bowls are fabyoulous !
visiting from Pink Saturday ...

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Amazing transformation and repurposing! Awesome job!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Beautiful! I had the pleasure of picking up a few abalone shells recently while in Chile (and the misfortune of eating abalone for the first time; yuck!) I'll stick to the beauty of the shells... and yours are stunning!

Jeanie said...

Very pretty, Cheryl. A nice find.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I collect sea shells. When I walk on the beach I pick up the shells. I paint some shells to decorate my house. You are always very creative, we keep in touch

Diannia said...

I think you should bring them over to our next Sew & Sew night cuz I'm thinking I'd like to buy a few of those!