The first time I ever picked up a sea shell on the beach was when I visited Florida on my road trip this past winter. I had never been to the sea/gulf/ocean before, so I was simply overjoyed to hear the sound of the waves, to see all the wildlife, to swim in the salt water, and to discover all the pretty shells under the water and up on the shore. This started a huuuuuuuge obsession! I want to wear them, decorate my home with them, and learn everything about them. I've got the shelling bug!
I went antiquing with my mom this past weekend when she came up for a visit, and in one of the booths I found some pretty shells that had been cut in cross sections. Now, after finding all the pretty things on the beach I promised myself that I would never buy seashells again - finding them myself is so much cooler and makes them a lot more special. However, since these sliced shells aren't in the state I'd find them in on the beach, I decided to buy some. I'm having so much fun making things with them! Here are a few of my favorites - a few necklaces and a sea witch crown. I thought they went well with these super gorgeous rings I picked up at a shop on St. Simon's Island (Georgia!).
all necklaces - DIY'd // rings - souvenir shop, St. Simon's Island, Georgia // crown - DIY'd