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Dec
08

How To Drill Holes In Sea Shells

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Picking Seashells

Picking up Seashells

The shell pile on Captiva is moving to pile up under the  Blind Pass bridge.

Under the Blind Pass Bridge

Under the Blind Pass Bridge

Wormie worm shell

Wormie worm shell

Baby Flat Scallop

Baby Flat Scallop

While shelling under the bridge, I met Gwen from Connecticut. She makes jewelry from SEA GLASS and shells by drilling holes in them. I’ve made seashell decorations from shells that already have holes in them  (like my sand dollar and starfish garland) or with hot glue (like my Santa hat) but I’ve never drilled holes in shells to string or wire into jewelry or decorations. So here ya go… meet Gwen! She’s going to tell you how to drill holes in the SEA GLASS or any shell!YouTube Preview Image

Isn’t that fantastic? Thank you Gwen! I can’t wait to try it. Here’s the rest of the group that was there with us.

Shelling under Captiva bridge

Jim (ME), Bob (CT), Kaybe (FL), Patty (ME), Gwen (CT)

Do you see someone familiar in there ? In the middle is blogger and shelling sister Kaybe from The Essential Beachcomber. She came to Sanibel for the day from Englewood and I saw her find this yummy bright orange TURBAN shell. You don’t often see TURBANS this color so it’s always a real treat to find one.

Bright orange Turban Seashell

Kaybe's Bright orange Turban Seashell