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Making a Shell Wreath

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Nature Crafts.

~ I’m a collector of many things and one of those things is shells.  I can’t resist picking up shells when we are visiting British Columbia.  Over the years I’ve collected so many in different shapes, sizes and varieties.  Usually they are just stored in a basket on the deck.  But after awhile even the basket gets full and you can’t appreciate the shells.  This year I decided to make a shell wreath out of them. The first task was to sort the shells in different types and sizes. I’ve got mussels, scallops, clams, periwinkles, hornshells, mudflat snails, limpets, oysters
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Searching for Sea Glass

Categories: British Columbia, Collections, and Crafty's Projects.

~ While walking the beaches in British Columbia my eyes were always on the lookout for sea glass.  My quest on this trip was to find sea glass in various colours and sizes. Sea glass can be found on just about any beach but there seemed to be two in particular that yielded the most. It makes you wonder why?  The photo above shows the beach areas at Clover Point in Victoria (top image) and the Glass Beach in Sidney (bottom image). These were two of the best places to search and find and of course the best time was
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How to make a Sea Glass Candle

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Nature Crafts.

It was so much fun collecting sea glass at the various beaches while in British Columbia.  I now have quite a collection of different colours and sizes.  I wanted to make something fairly quickly to have out as a reminder of our fantastic trip.  The first project I opted to make was a sea glass candle. You can make this with an empty candle jar with a tight lid, a small glass votive jar, a candle and some sea glass. Place the votive glass holder inside the larger jar. I didn’t worry too much that the glass votive came just
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Christmas Village

Categories: Christmas and Collections.

Many years ago I started collecting  little ceramic houses with a Christmas theme.   Each year I display them in a different place … on the mantle, the china hutch, on top of the hutch or just on various tables around the room. I try to group them according to the type of house.  Some of them are little candles, some are decorated like houses made of candy, while others are snow covered chalet houses. The very first little houses were the 4 at the bottom of the above collage.  The roofs lift off and there are candles inside, which
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