I do not consider myself a beach person though I have been lucky enough to be at many different beaches in my life. Without a doubt, my favorite part of being at the beach is collecting seashells and sea glass. When we went to the Bahamas, I needed to save room and factor the weight of my seashells into our luggage. I not only collect my own seashells but have friends who bring me bags and buckets of shells when they go to the beach. I have even been known to buy boxes and bottles of shells at the thrift store and garage sales. All of these lovely bits from the ocean find their way into many pieces of my art. I wanted to make a series of special necklaces from some shells from a variety of beaches.
Let’s gather our supplies.
Step 1: Seal the inside of the seashells with ICE Resin® Paper Sealer and allow to dry.
Step 2:Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. I love the ICE Resin® syringes for mixing small amounts.
Step 3: Pour ICE Resin® into the shell. Use the toothpick to swirl a few drops of ICE Resin® Hacienda tint. Add smaller seashells, pearls and microbeads. Set the shell in a container of sand or kitty litter to help the level the resin. Allow the resin to cure 6-12 hours.
Finish off your necklaces by adding chain or silk. These would make a very special gift or memory piece from a special trip. You could also use them as tree ornaments. My daughter gathers ornaments or makes them from her travels. When she has a place of her own, her first Christmas tree will not be bare and the ornaments upon it will each have special meaning…
I am Brooke Bock and I live with my amazingly supportive husband, daughter, 2 dogs, cat and flock of chickens in rural Pennsylvania. I collect things old, rusty and intriguing. I am a kindergarten teacher which I think spills over into my art in many ways. I love to create with whatever I have on hand and have been featured in many Stampington and Company titles such as Jewelry Affaire, Belle Armoire jewelry, GreenCraft, Haute Handbags, Willow and Sage and more. I am honored to be a Friend of ICE Resin. You can see more of my work on my blog as well as follow me on Facebook, my personal Pinterest, and my website Pinterest.