Wednesday, 3 April 2013

drift away






Drifting away with all natural coastal colours and textures today..

I love cowrie shells. They remind me of the shell decorated baskets of the Pacific Islands. Apparently cowrie shells have been used as money, jewellery and religious accessories in many parts of the world and symbolise prosperity, fertility and longevity. 

Inspired by the shell design on one of my baskets I decorated these IKEA storage baskets I use for jewellery.









I sewed the shells onto the larger basket, until I realised it was much easier and quicker to glue them on.




See you later
:)


Cheryl
x







22 comments:

  1. I would have found the hardest way to do it too ;O)
    It all looks so beautiful......
    Tania xx

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    1. thanks tania.. trial and error i guess ;)

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  2. so beautiful..will you be selling them in your store?
    Bec x

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  3. They look gorgeous. I love the little ship in a bottle! x

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    1. thanks penny. the ship in the bottle was made by my partner's cousin in the UK. x

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  4. Fantastic idea. Love how you have prettied up the baskets.
    Carolyn

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  5. I saw the anchor bracelet for sale. I like it alot. I like it with the St. Christopher charm as well. I can't make up my mind. BTW I really like the baskets.

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    1. i can make it with any charm you like :)

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  6. Those baskets are now whispering "holidays" to my ear... and I'm ssupposed to go to work in an hour!

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  7. OMGosh .. Loved the baskets.. YOU did an ahhhhhhhh-mazing job on those ... Love love

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  8. These are lovely - I love cowrie shells too!

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  9. Cowries are a favorite of mine too. There are so many different varieties. Because they are so shiny they look pretty wherever you put them. As always your photos are just beautiful. You have such an eye for a great shot.

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  10. Your baskets are lovely we don't get shells like that over here!
    Sarah x

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  11. Beautiful, Cheryl. I just found out it is going to be 80 degrees here by the sea on Tuesday. Roll on summer!

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