I should be thinking Spring. After all I am a florist and Easter is just around the corner but summer projects keep calling my name. When I came across Cyndy at The Exchange and her post about sealife candlesticks well Spring just got put aside for the moment. If you love shells then her post is for you.
Am I the only one that starts a project then another idea pops up and you get side tracked? I have admired the different high end shops with the old bottles with seashells soldered to them. Well I have many old bottles but I did not want to permanetly transform them with shells. Besides I had a problem with the dark solder making such a division between the bottle and the shell. Well when I found Cyndy's post about putting them on candlesticks she had me won at hello.
She shows how you can hot glue the shells to the candlesticks and they stay I am here to tell you!!! Her tutorial is fabulous and a must see. I love the way the shells on the candlesticks look like one unit. I have many old glass candlesticks that belonged to my Grandmother. She loved and collected odd candlesticks. So I got them together and started to make my version of Cyndy's. The only difference in mine is I had all these bags of micro mini glass balls that are used for making water in fairy gardens and I hot glued them around the bottom of the shells to look like water. And another plus is if you ever want your candleholders or shells back you can just soak them in hot water to remove the shells. Be sure to check her out.
Faded Charm for White Wednesday and A Beach Cottage for Good life Wednesday. I am also traveling over the Kara's at Elements Interiors for Whassup Whassup Par-tay . And be sure to check out Common Ground for Inspiration Friday . I am also linking to Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday.