Kathy from Salt Lake City found a not-so-perfect JUNONIA at Blind Pass but had the oh-so-perfect idea of what she could do with it. Make a necklace! Because it wasn’t perfect, she had uneven edges that she could wrap the wire around so the shell wouldn’t fall out. Don’t you love it? This was her first visit to Fort Myers with her husband Paul and they came to Captiva every day to do some shelling. After finding the junonia on tuesday, by Wednesday she already crafted her necklace and wore it all week. They had great shelling luck all week finding 4 FLORIDA CONES, FLATS, and lots of LIGHTNING WHELKS, and OLIVES.
As I was thinking about all of the times that I threw back a not so perfect beautiful shell that I could have done something cool with, I thought of Saundra who wrote to me and said “Janene, Jaelyn, myself and my daughers Nora, Katie and Erica were walking down from Pointe Santo to West Wind Inn, where we extended our vacation by a couple days. And low and behold – there it was (a little worse for wear, but a Junonia none the less)”. You are right, Saundra, a junonia none the less but a junonia that would be a perfect necklace too.
A not so perfect Junonia made into a perfect necklace -love that!!
It’s very pretty even if it’s not in perfect shape, that was a great idea :)
Mother n daughter pic very nice.. Making memories :)
we found lots of itty bitty Wentletraps at the Lighthouse pier this morning and lots of bby shells like Lightning Whelks, a nice size Banded Tulip too.Going to Blind Pass tonight on the Turner side, is there a shell pile, it looks like it in the above pic but I can’t tell from my small iTouch screen.
Oh yeah and also found 2 cute live Starfish which we put back and a feisty little crab that grab onto our shelling net.
That necklace *is* a good idea. Sometimes I find worn and broken shells that somehow appeal to me on an emotional level … one of those would look great wrapped in wire and hung from a neckchain. Think I’ll go look through my broken shell treasures right now!
Very cool idea for that Jujonia! I plan to make some necklaces now too…(but I don’t have a jujonia shell)
I’d be really happy finding any shape Junonia! Putting it on a necklace is an awesome way to show it off to all of the beachcombers!
The necklace was a great idea!
Thanks so much for your visit and kind coment on my blog. :)
how fun to see kathy and paul on your blog…..my sister debbie and i shelled with them for many hours on sunday and had the great fun of sharing a small horse conch with kathy…..a very sweet lady…with a very patient and kind man
She told me she met some nice shellers and I figured out it was yall! The tweezers were the give- away. LOL Shellers are the nicest people on the planet!
My only junonia was purchased in Sanibel, so sad. I’m still waiting for the day I find one myself.
I have many imperfect shells in my collection, some are so intriguing and beautiful in their own way. I recently found a blogger who makes the most gorgeous jewelry out of the shell shards. Check her out @ http://seaphemera.blogspot.com/
Perfect! I have two broken Junonias, one small and one big. I will maybe make matching necklaces for my mom and me. That’d be really neat :)