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How to make a seashore picture in a shadow box with shells and coarse sand mounted around the frame.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1974 (v.64#3) pg. 53

How to make a small lamp from a variety of seashells.
BOYS' LIFE May 1976 (v.66#5) pg. 79

How to make neckerchief slides from seashells.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1980 (v.70#4) pg. 76

Faux granite conch shell wall accent is filled with assorted sea shells and coral.
CRAFTS Jul 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 64

An "exotic bird" and a spray of flowers are both crafted from sea shells.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 66

Two seashell projects that use center slices of strombus shells. (1) Suncatcher. (2) Butterfly votive screen.
CRAFTS Jul 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 22

Sailor's Valentine. A shadowbox of seashells with shells mounted behind glass in a design. Includes instructions for building the box.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #70 Aug 1979 (v.6#10) pg. 24

Sea treasurers. Seashells arranged on simple bases. Includes picture frame, mirror frame, box, etc.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.21#4) pg. 40

A look at how to display seashore souvenirs and instructions on how to mount a shell on a pedestal.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1974 (v.4#5) pg. 26

A look at ways to decorate objects with shells, including instructions for decorating a box with shells.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1974 (v.5#2) pg. 46

How to make seashell pictures. Five patterns included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1975 (v.5#8) pg. 42

How to make a table lamp from baskets or sea urchin shells.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 26

How to make whimsical creatures from seashells. Instructions included for (1) Spooky the horse, (2) Shell cow, (3) Lion and (4) Oliver the owl.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 16

Shell-decorated plaster lamp base.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 28

Shell-encrusted cube table has a mirror top.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 54

Assortment of seashells displayed on a cork base. Three shells are used to make a "seagull". Other shells are made into stickpins.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 58

Macrame and shell window hanging.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 62

Seashell table setting. (1) Shell flowers centerpiece. (2) Seashell napkin holders. (3) Shell candleholders.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 70

How to get the most out of your seashells. Instructions for making a towel holder, a shell nightlight, shell bookends, shell paperweight, and a sea urchin nightlight.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 94

Sea stitchery. Make a collage of shells surrounded by embroidered foam, seaweed, and nets. Also includes instructions for a weed pouch and necklace.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1980 (v.11#6) pg. 30

How to cut clam shells and get out the mother of pearl material for use in jewelry.
GEMS & MINERALS #493 Nov 1978 pg. 67

Projects for jewelry makers. How to combine bits of turquoise with small shells to make interesting earrings, pendants, etc.
GEMS & MINERALS #494 Dec 1978 pg. 68

Treasures from the beach. (1) A mosaic cast from sand, shells, stones, driftwood, and plaster of Paris (2) Beach relief (picture) made from shells, stones, driftwood, blue tissue paper, etc. (3) Turtle figure made from various shells.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1990 (v.210#6) pg. 96

Sailor's Valentines. Shell mosaics in shadow boxes. Three designs furnished (an anchor, star and heart).
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 pg. 66, 117

Some novel ideas for making jewelry from sea shells.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #548 Jun 1983 pg. 42

Turquoise-on-shell jewelry. Non-Indian lapidary that uses the technique of cementing stones onto shells or partially inlaying them.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.33#4) pg. 882

A look at some of the soft lapidary materials and ways to use them. Covers alabaster, amber, bone, catline, crocoite, gypsum, horn, ivory, jet, lepidolite, meerschaum, prousite, shell, serpentine, soapstone, ulexite, and vivianite.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.34#6) pg. 1236

Creations from natural materials. Tips on making mosaics, castings, mobiles, chimes, etc. from such materials as shells, seeds, rocks, wood, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 242

Working with Paua sea shell material from the South Seas to make jewelry. Instructions included for making a heart-shaped pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1994 (v.48#9) pg. 75

Shell cameo carving. An intermediate shell carving project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1996 (v.50#1) pg. 67

Seashell intarsia. An intermediate lapidary project combines shell and gemstone fragments.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1997 (v.51#3) pg. 74

Seaside sampler, a 19"x51" hanging that incorporates coral, seashells, and starfish mounted on panels of knots and fastened to fringe.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 76

How to decorate accessories with shells.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 66, 17

How to cover a clam shell with felt decorated with embroidery. Use it as a jewelry box, gift box, etc.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 6

A look at some of the most popular types of Victorian fancywork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1974 (v.2#9) pg. 9

How to drill holes in shells.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 60

World in a shell. A tiny floral motif with a butterfly to paint inside a shell. Beginning to intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 67, Insert

Shell box is made from a pair of sunray shells and has copper wire base.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 4 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 90, 150

Make your own jewelry from imitation pearls, nylon thread, and seashells.
WOMAN'S DAY May 17 1983 (v.46#10) pg. 45, 168

A variety of projects which use sea shells and/or shell patterns as decoration. Includes clothing, jewelry, picture frames, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1984 (v.47#12) pg. 88, 133

How to preserve sand dollars and make them into ornaments.
WORKBASKET Apr 1983 (v.48#6) pg. 14

Shell plate intarsia.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 12