angel wing seashell flower sanibel 2012

  The Artistic Division of the 2012 Sanibel Shell Fair had so many creative entries that were so intricately designed, I had a difficult time coming up with my faves. I loved them all!

blue ribbon judy dinnick judlges special award

I had to keep reminding myself… “These are made with seashells!”

2012 shell fair box

75 anniversary seashell shell fair cake

diane zimmer sea shell easter egg

seashell flower arrangement

 I always love the ones that tickle the funny bone with such creativity…

seashell face 2012 shell fair

seashell candies whitmans

seashell chess set

Mercedes Heyrman blue ribbon

 Notice what this JINGLE cat has on its feet… KITTEN PAWS!

jingle seashell cat with kitten paws

 How about this seashell encrusted seashell!

seashell encrusted shell

 There were a few exhibits that had a little Beach Bling mixed in too…

seashell lamp

sponge sculpture sanibel shell fair 2012

 There were even Victorian antique seashell pieces…

jeff oths antique shells

 Of course, my favorite part of the day wass to run into Shelling Sisters!

shelling sisters mermaid ella daughter

I have more exciting news! I feel very honored to be invited to be a judge for the Sarasota Shell Show February 2013 Artistic Division. Yahoo! I had so much fun being a judge here at the Sanibel Shell Fair in 2010 so I look forward to meeting the fabulous shell crafters of Sarasota. I’ve got so much more to show you but coming up in my next post will be the cream of the crop of the Artistic Division… the Sailors’ Valentines. Don’t miss it! They are breathtaking!

sailors valentine sanibel shell fair