One of my favorite items to make for my etsy shop is my seashell encrusted letters. Usually, I purchase the 9" letters and embellish the letters with the shells. People really seem to love these shell letters, as do I. Last week I received an order for 18" seashell letters, so I figured no problem I will just order 18" wooden letters and I will embellish them. Well, it wasn't that easy because when I went searching online for these large letters, the prices were $215 per letter! This was almost three times more than what they were sold for and I still have to attach the shell on them. I had no choice but to cut these letters out myself with my husband's jig saw. Talk about a challenge, every few minutes I had to stop and check to see if all my fingers were still attached! Ha Ha! After some trials and errors, I got the hang of it and it wasn't so bad… Granted, this was not a 1-2-3 project, it took hours and hours to embellish the letters with tiny little shells. However, now I'm thinking of all kinds of new projects I could do with this new found tool. It's funny how life is, simple little things has the possiblility to open so many other doors. You gotta just do it!
First, I decided the dimensions of the letters and drew them on the wood.
Then, I used the jig saw to cut the letters out.
I spray painted them white...
Believe it or not, I spent two days attaching shells to the letters.
But, it was well worth it, I love the way they came out!
So, go on try something new! It may open a new door for you and you never know where it may lead!
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