Craft Projects

Hey everyone! I’m thinking of opening an Etsy store selling my beach creations.  Each item is hand crafted by me.  I gathered every shell, piece of driftwood, rock, beach rope and using my creative genius, turned them into pieces of art I’m really proud of.  So tell me what do you think? Could I sell these? If you saw these on Etsy, would you buy one?  Is there anything I haven’t made that you’d like to see being made?

In keeping with the natural beach idea, this is simply driftwood with thick clam shells attached together with hemp cord. No frills.. Just beautiful.

In keeping with the natural beach idea, this is simply driftwood with thick clam shells attached together with hemp cord. No frills.. Just beautiful.

And of course, it's always fun to add some beachy sayings onto driftwood that I've collected. Each piece of driftwood is hand collected by me and then hand painted by me.

And of course, it’s always fun to add some beachy sayings onto driftwood that I’ve collected. Each piece of driftwood is hand collected by me and then hand painted by me. Tied together with hemp cord.

Here I am collecting crab shell bodies. For some reason there were hundreds of crab shells washed ashore.

Living at the beach, I’m always out hunting for unusual and funky things to use in my crafts.  Here I am collecting crab shell bodies. For some reason there were hundreds of crab shells washed ashore. Who would of thought years ago that there would come a time when I’d be picking up dead stinky crab shells and after cleaning them up, using them in crafts.  I’d tell them “OH HELL NO!”

…I’d be wrong!

And here's what I collected. I have no idea yet what I'm going to do with them!

And here’s what I collected. I have no idea yet what I’m going to do with them!

I even have friends who help me gather beach treasures!Thanks to my friends Tim & Nina for finding all this treasure for me!

I even have friends who help me gather beach treasures! Thanks to my friends Tim & Nina for finding all this treasure for me!

I love making beachy stuff.  Wreaths, wind chimes and fun shell stuff. Here’s a sample of some of the stuff I’ve made so far….

I made this awesome wreath for a friend of mine who lives in California. They love it!

Well…here’s what I made with some of those crab shells. I made this awesome wreath for a friend of mine who lives in California. They love it!

Close up of the same wreath.

Close up of the same wreath.

I used local driftwood, along with some purchased shells to make this beautiful wreath. Enjoy!

I used local driftwood, along with some purchased shells to make this beautiful wreath. However, the starfish I found here on the beach.

Custom made beach wreath using local items found on the beach with a handwritten sign.

Custom made beach wreath using local items found on the beach with a handwritten sign.

I made this custom wreath for a neighbor of mine. She loves beach rope and beach junk. Hope she likes it.

I made this custom wreath for a neighbor of mine. She loves beach rope and beach junk. Hope she likes it.

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What do you think about this photo frame? Do you like it?

I saw this on Pinterest and realized that “Hey! I have some heart rocks I found on the beach. I could totally do this!” What a great way to show off my heart rocks!

I used pieces of clam shells as well as pebbles worn smooth from the sea

I used pieces of clam shells as well as pebbles worn smooth from the sea

I love creating wind chimes. They’re beautiful, delicate, full of whimsy, easy and frankly, they’re fun to make.  Here’s just a few I made…

Beach Life wind chime. I used local driftwood, glass beads, and clam shell pieces.

Beach Life wind chime. I used local driftwood, glass beads, and clam shell pieces.

I used a medium size clam shell with lots of glass beads and small hermit crab shells I've found on the beach. Enjoy!

I used a medium size clam shell with lots of glass beads and small hermit crab shells I’ve found on the beach.

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This is the first wind chime I made. What do you think?

I made this one for my girlfriend's house out in the country. No matter where you live, you should have a little beach-y-ness in your life.

I made this one for my girlfriend’s house out in the country. No matter where you live, I believe you should have a little beach-y-ness in your life.

Driftwood, Hemp, Blue/Green beads, shells

Driftwood, Hemp, Blue/Green beads, shells

Driftwood, shells, seaglass beads & hemp

Driftwood, shells, seaglass beads & hemp

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