Holy Cowrie! It was an amazing day at Congress Jewelers debuting my Shellography Photography… and we had such a fun time giving away prizes.
Melissa Congress reached in the urchin bowl to pick a name from all of the entries…. Our winner of the Junonia In The Surf Shellograph is Maureen F of Lexington! I emailed her to tell her she had won… and she replied with oodles of excitement and told me she already has the perfect spot to hang it.
To make the event even more fun, Scot Congress decided to pick another winner… Jessica S. from CT! She won a Sealife By Congress sterling silver Sanibel Island Junonia pendant!
Congratshellations Maureen and Jessica! It was so much fun to talk with you both with the announcement.
I was really touched by the people who showed up to hang out with me and talk shelling. I was thrilled to see Tina and Skip and talk about a few days that we saw each other at Blind Pass when the shells were piling up during Thanksgiving a few years ago (CLICK HERE to see that day). Awwww…. they bought my Sanibel Lighthouse shellograph. Thanks you guys!
So much fun with Bobbi and Dale who took back to Wisconsin this WHELK shellograph. Thank you!
Judith said this was the perfect blue in the SHARKS EYE shellograph for her home. Sweet!
Sue and Garry from Naples have known the Congresses for many years so it was a pleasure to meet them. They took home the Apple Shell Cart shellograph. Be still my heart!
Clark and I met Al years ago on the beach when his wife Mimi found a SEAHORSE (CLICK HERE) so it was lots of fun reminiscing about that whole day.
Along with quite a few other people, he brought in a few shells to be identified and to show off the colors on his spectacsheller TINTED CANTHARUS. Seriously, it was the best specimen I’ve ever seen. He also has a FROND OYSTER, RIBBED CANTHARUS and ROSE MUREX. I love seeing cool beach finds!
I am very grateful for Melissa and Scot at Congress Jewelers for their encouragement of my Shellography and their love for the shelling community. If you are interested in any of my pieces or their jewelry, contact 239-472-4177 or emails at Melissa@scongress.com.
Oh and don’t forget! On every iLoveShelling Shelling Adventure cruise, you will receive a $25 gift certificate for Sealife By Congress…
Join us! To reserve your spot… CLICK HERE
Lexington, Kentucky? If so, at least it’ll be in the right state, if the wrong city (go Cards)! I’m jealous of both winners… that pendant is just wonderful. Congrats!
So glad you had a great shellabration for your new joint venture with congress jewelry. Your pictures look gorgeous. How much fun for you.
Your artwork is great Pam, congratulations.
Love the site, love the pictures. Your photography is great.
Congratulations Pam, I’m so happy for you. I knew it would be a great success. Maureen and Jessica are lucky indeed.
Congratulations Pam, we’ve always loved your art/photos. Also, congrats to the other winners. It definitely is a small world, we met Tina and Skip last Nov., hope to see them next Nov.
Carol & Richard
Congratulations Pam! Looks like you showing was a success. Hope they continue to feature your shellagraphs. I look forward to seeing them when I return in January.
as usual great post congrats to all the winners and special thanks to pam and clark for helping more people enjoy the love of shelling and the great posts help more people get interested in why shelling can mean so much to us all its fun its interesting its exercise and it brings people together thanx –r.g.stein
It’s Maureen from Lexington, KY!!! Go BIG BLUE!!! No other colors matter to us Cat fans right now!!! I was truly happy to hear that I won the junonia canvas from Pam!!! What a wonderful treasure I will have!! I met Pam a year ago on one of her shelling trips and she made my trip truly PERFECT!! If you have not been with her on one of her trips you are really missing out!! She is a shell’s worth of knowledge and such a joy to be with!! Thanks to her we all are blessed to live vicariously with her in Sanibel on a weekly basis and learn so much from her!! Thanks Pam for being sooo sweet and for everything you do for us shellers!!! Until we meet again….happy shelling!!
Maureen- You are so sweet to post this beautiful note! It’s so cool how our lives as shelters cross paths so often. I hope to see you on the beach the next time ur on Sanibel. Your junonia shellograph is on the way!
Congratshellations to Maureen and Jessica for being the lucky winners!
Congratshellations to Pam and Congress Jewelers for what I consider a perfect match for a joint venture!
I had the pleasure of meeting Pam and Clark on a shelling cruise a couple of years ago and was lucky to be there at the right time again last year to go on another cruise. They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of beach bling with all of us. I’ve always loved your photos and it is great to see them become shellographs!
I am so excited to be going back in May. Will be looking for you on the beach and will also be shopping at Congress to add to my collection of sealife pendants and pick up my first shellograph!
Congratulations to the lucky winners!! Love your shellography and that pendant is amazing too!!