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seashell necklace with silver charm

I love my new necklace I made out of a DOSINIA sea shell and a sterling silver SAND DOLLAR charm from Sealife by Congress jewelry store. I found this DOSINIA which already had a natural hole drilled in it (from a SHARK’S EYE- remember that post I did last month? CLICK HERE) so it was screaming for me to make it into a pendant.

natural hole in seashell

I was so excited to receive one of these ever so sweet charms for our i Love Shelling shelling adventure on Tuesday’s Maiden Voyage on Sight Sea-R Cruises, I knew I wanted to wear it for that special occasion cruise. And you can have one too!

Sanibel sterling silver charms Sealife by Congress

Yep, I have very big news for you. On every scheduled iLoveShelling cruise on the Sight Sea-R Cruises and iLoveShelling cruises on Captiva Cruises, Our friends at Sealife by Congress will be giving one sealife pendant to one lucky sheller! But hold on to your shelling hat- thats not all. Each passenger on an iLoveShelling cruise will also receive a gift certificate for $25 to the Sealife By Congress store! Oh yes, you will! Is that amazing or what? Sealife by Congress loves shelling too!

Sealife By Congress iLoveshelling

So you can be as happy as everybody on our iLoveShelling Maiden Voyage Sight Sea-R cruise

free silver jewelry on shelling cruise

When I showed off how I embellished my shell with my charm, Mary with Sealife by Congress told everybody if they found a shell they wanted to put their charm on, they could bring it to the store and they would put it on for them. I went in the store yesterday to thank them again for being so generous with the gifts and guess who I ran into… Pam and Pat from Texas (the “cutie cousins” I showed on my last post)! They were getting their charms put on necklaces.

Sealife by Congress customers

Pam was very lucky to have picked out the JUNONIA charm- ooooo…I love this one. On our shelling cruise, she found a pretty COCKLE shell with a perfect hole to take in the store to have her JUNONIA charm added to her necklace. Such a wonderful memory! If you are on Sanibel, Captiva or in SW Florida stop and see them in Periwinkle Place on Sanibel- they are very “sheller- friendly”!

junonia pendant charm in a seashell

So along with finding seashell treasures on iLoveShelling cruises, you will find jewelry treasures as well.

Sealife by Congress giving charms on iLoveShelling cruise

I never got to show you all of the other photos from our Shelltastic Sight Sea-R Cruise. It was such a special afternoon with perfect weather, fabulous birding,  amazing sealife sightings, a gorgeous sunset, and we all got to hang out with the nicest shellers in the world on a brand new 50 foot Cooper Pontoon boat (with a bar)…

Sight Sea-R Cruise boat to shelling excursion

And do some exshellent shelling.

shelling stoop on i Love Shelling excursion

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Lisa from Chicago stooping for shells

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fighting conch big hickory island

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rose petal pink tellins and other sea shells

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Matthew from Georgia finds an alphabet cone in Florida

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Barbara and Ted from Cape Coral on i Love Shelling cruise

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Kay and Lauren find Alphabet cone in SW Florida

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frank and Sally on i Love Shelling cruise

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Eva and Melissa from Missouri on shelling cruise SW Florida

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Debbie and Julie on shelling cruise

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linda from arkansas with pam rambo on shelling cruiselinda from arkansas with pam rambo on shelling cruise

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Bonnie and Wendy departing shelling cruise

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shelling adventure with iLoveShelling and gorgeous sunset

So don’t forget to reserve your spot for any iLoveShelling Cruise on Sight Sea-R Cruises and also on iLoveShelling cruises with Captiva Cruises to have a shelltastic shelling cruise with me plus receive $25 off any Sealife by Congress jewelry. CLICK HERE to join us for an unforgettable day on an iLoveShelling shelling cruise. For dates click on the next image …

shelling adventures trips by pam

sight sea-r adventures with Pam Rambo iLoveShelling

Call all your friends on your Shellaphone!

Start typing out lots of coconut Shellagrams!

Use all of your Shellacommunication skills to gather your shelling buddies because…

There’s a new Shelling Cruise in town!

Sight Sea-r  Fort Myers Beach

Sight Sea-R Cruises will be launching a brand new boat out of Fort Myers Beach to take shellers to the southern Out-Islands on Wednesdays at 10 am all summer long. You can only reach these islands by boat so to kick off this exshellent shelling cruise, we will be having a very special event to find shells like this…

seashells from lovers key bonita beach florida

Join me on our FIRST iLoveShelling cruise to this new area for a Shellsational Maiden Voyage on June 24, 2014 at 4pm for a four hour fabshellous tour.

shellsational maiden voyage

It’s going to be a blast! You’ve asked about this area when I posted “Boating and Beach Combing Near Lover’s Key”  last December when Clark and I went in our own boat, remember?

shells of out island of bonita

This is the place we go boating to find a few ROSE PETAL TELLINS…

rose petal tellins close up

And WORM SHELLS…

Worm shells Bonita

We have found lots of varieties of shells there as well. These are some of the shells I found on a boating trip there in April…

shells from south islands of lovers key

It’s a beautiful spot on the planet to explore…

bonita out island beach florida

With a great shell strewn stretch of beach to keep you stooping.

salty sams island shelling cruise

On the boat ride to the beach during the Shellsational Maiden Voyage, I’ll tell you insider info about this special shelling hole and Super Sheller Clark will give out his shell secrets as well. AND there will be a few surprises to shellebrate this awesome experience (gifts!)… all while looking out for wildlife like these DOLPHINS Clark and I spotted the last time we went there by boat.

dolphins jumping for myers beach florida

Join me on June 24th for the Shellsational Maiden Voyage kick off or for any of the iLoveShelling special events (click here for dates) or hop on the Sight Sea-R Cruise boat any Wednesday at 10am from June 11 through August for a shelling adventure to remember. Don’t miss the boat! Sign up now CLICK HERE

Sight Sea-R cruise boat Fort Myers Beach

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shelling adventures trips by pam

assortment of shells collected while beach combing swfl

These shells are just a few of many beautiful gifts from the sea I could have easily plucked off the beach and popped in my beach bucket.

beachcombing on fort myers beach

I have oodles of shells already in my house (and my yard, garage, porch, walkways, car, and of course the “shellaboratory) so I had to use restraint. But OMG, look at what washed up on south Fort Myers Beach! I showed this photo in my post but it was a little blurry so I’m trying again so you can see in just a tiny area, what kinds of shells and Beach Bling washed up together. Caryl Renz asked what was in this photo that looked like thousands of tusk shells …. here’s the answer- that’s MANATEE GRASS. When the little tubes of MANATEE GRASS get washed on shore they don’t look like your regular SEA WEED, to me it looks like parmesan cheese sprinkled over a seafood stew on the beach. But I now realize after reading Caryl’s comment, they do look like tusk shells too. Look at all the interesting things in this photo! (I hope this CYBERSHELLING shot a little more clear this time?)

manatee grass with seashells

Did you find these FLORIDA CONES while you were CYBERSHELLING?

florida cones found on Fort Myers Beach

I continued to walk south on the beach to see swarms of people in one area. Oooohhhh! I’ve gotta pick up the pace and find out what they are finding!

crowd of shellers on fort myers beach

An o-ver-whelming amount of shells and bling washed up for about a mile!

collecting sea shells after a storm

My head was spinning! Everywhere I looked, I saw seashells, CRAB SHELLS, STARFISH, SAND DOLLARS and MANATEE GRASS.

cybershelling ft myers beach for seashells

So many people were finding sweet little TRUE TULIPS like this one I saw in a cup on the beach.

seashells in a cup

There were shell lines at the shore line….

shellers stooping for shells in sw florida

But then higher on the beach the wrack line was as wide as … well there really was no “line” …it covered the whole beach! I usually find very cool shells on this beach but the shelling was ridiculous this week!

gobs of shells o ft myers beach

I usually find very cool shells on this beach but the shelling was ridiculous this week!

horse conch fort myers beach

Now you see why I had to use restraint to only pick up a few of my faves. I rinsed my treasures off then sorted them out under a cute little tiki hut . It truly is paradise!

 beach resort tiki hut with shells

I was so tickled to find such spiny and colorful SPINY JEWELBOXES, 2 WHITE CRESTED TELLINS, NUTMEGS, GAUDY NATICAS, ROSE PETAL TELLINS, ANGEL WINGS, tiny TRUE TULIPS, WORMIES, 2 double PURPLISH TAGELUS, SHARKS EYES, and of course, WHELKS, OLIVES, CONCHS, BANDBED TULIPS and my 2 FLORIDA CONES. That’s the SANIBEL SIX double time! i Love Shelling!

shells collected on south Fort Myers Beach Florida

UPDATE: I’ve had lots of folks ask me about parking to get to this beach. In the comments section of this post I responded to Holly so I will repost here as well just in case you don’t read the comments…

There is public parking further north on Flamingo Rd with parking meters. But…. Between you and me….;) there is a shopping center near there called Santini Plaza. Some of the locals say you can park there and walk over to the beach… but don’t quote me on that, please. Id hate to have them mad at me for filling up their parking lot so they don’t have room for their patrons. If the lot is empty, I’m sure its ok but please Just be thoughtful of their parking issues for the businesses. My mission is to share the shelling love <3 but the locals with businesses of Southwest Florida need the love too :) Its gotta be a happy balance to shellebrate together! That beach is best at low tide but Let us know if the piles are still there.

PS- I tried to explain the parking in a previous post about this beach but like I said back then, it’s a little harder to get to so you don’t have as much competition. hahaha so to me thats a good thing!http://www.iloveshelling.com/blog/2013/07/21/everythings-in-the-pink-when-youre-on-the-beach/