Anyone who has been to the beach has spent a little time checking out all the different seashells and treasures that have been stranded. Most of us have even taken a few "pretty ones" with the thought of doing something creative with them later.
Of course, like so many other things in our lives, we put them away only to forget "treasures" until spring cleaning our several years. Again we think of all the possibilities we could use the seashells for, only to repeat the previous cycle. Fortunately, all that is needed to break the cycle is a little excitement and motivation. You can buy affordable fine jewelry from various web sources.
The potential of seashells is limited only by your imagination. One common problem working with shells is how fragile and brittle they can be. The easiest way to solve this problem is to attach the shells to a hard surface such as wood.
Great examples of this method are frames, jewelry boxes, and mirrors. All it takes is the glue that bonds well with wood and organic material, some unfinished wood products, shells, and some creativity. To finish your design off, a clear gloss non-yellowing will keep the skin shiny and provide protection and durability.
Another use for your beautiful sea shells is handmade jewelry. I know beading has become a very popular hobby and business venture; sea shells can be used in the same way. You may have to take a jewelry-making class or spend time practicing techniques and designs, but the end results can be remarkable and very satisfying.