Shell Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Home with Seashells

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Storey Books, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 152 pages
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Shell Chic brings the design and imagination of today's shell enthusiasts and artisans to the home. This is a book to be savored for its eccentric decorative flair, its lavish sense of fun, and its practical instructions for shell projects and design ideas that will work in any home decor. Frames, chandeliers, unusual boxes, mirrors, a child-size claw-foot tub - all are fabulous possibilities for shell encrustation. Memories of peaceful beach vacations become ravishing decorative items when glued to lampshades and screens.

In all, 14 step-by-step illustrated projects and 20 design ideas cover everything readers need to know to create richly marvelous objects. To lend inspiration, there are profiles of contemporary shell artists photographed with their creations. One profile features Marian McEvoy, editor of House Beautiful, who has embellished her Manhattan apartment with an estimated 15,000 shells. While most shell enthusiasts will not be working on quite this scale, there are ideas, photographs, profiles, and inspiration for all!

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User Review  - imjane -

Anyone who ever plucked a shell from the surf would love this book...its lovely to page through.I have a billion seashells languishing in my basement and this book gives me the ideas and techniques to dust em off and create something stunning.Worth the money...its a honey! Read full review

Shell Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Home With Seashells

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The fashion for seashells as decorative material has taken a variety of forms over time, from baroque garden grottoes encrusted with shells to Victorian bric-a-brac displayed under glass. This well ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Marlene Hurley Marshall has been creating bits and pieces mosaics for more than ten years. Her work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and museum shops in Boston, San Francisco, and the Berkshires. She lives in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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