Monday, May 20, 2013

MondayUPs



Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.

In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... 
I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books
...wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods..
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...

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With summer coming on 
(yes, already...)

I was thinking of traditional summer activities... 
and how they could relate to recycling and upcycling.

My first thought... was the hobby of collecting seashells.
And yes, I collect them too.
But so often... these collected wonders end up in a dusty box in the back of a closet...
 or ...if they are lucky... in a jar or dish on display.
But there is so much more you could do with them if you desire too...

And so... today's MondayUPs will feature cool things people are doing with shells these days...

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Here are some artist sites:
The Fine Shell (art blog)
Christa Wilm
Peggy Greene (a blogpost about her art)
Studio de la Mer
Seashell Finery

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And of course... a couple cool collections on Pinterest:
here
here
here

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And this wonderful site