Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Curly Shell Necklace and Feature

Curly Shell Necklace
Everlasting curly shell is fun to work with, although awkward. It's one of those beads you look at and think "what the heck am I going to do with these?" 
I paired these with one of my go to stones, chrysanthemum stone, which picks upon on its brown tones. The calcite beads pick up on the yellows of the shell beautifully! This pretty is available at Miss Val's Creations.

A Feature
I was pleasantly surprised to be featured on hopper.com. Well not me, but a blog post from almost 2 years ago! Hooper.com is a travel site for ideas.
My post was shown under the city Manchester, New Hampshire where the Currier Museum of Art is. The above photo leads the post. 

Other photos of mine were included.
So it was a fun trip down memory lane!
This museum has a little of everything including Monet! They allow photography which is rare in a museum.
This page brought me to a lot of other fun area things to do that I have not done yet! I guess you can spend a lifetime in 1 region and never experience it all. 

Although hopper.com is Boston based, their blog covers many parts of the United States as well as international locales.  

A Bunny
I saw my first yard bunny! 
Here it is next to my car wheel so you can see how little he (or she) is. Adorable!!!
The mommy has no fear. I walked by her being only 2 feet away and she was not scared at all. So cute!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic week ahead! ~Val


18 comments:

  1. Hello,Val:-)
    Very interesting blog post-as usually.

    The necklace is fantastic for Summer.
    The curly shell is incredibly fine and makes the nice impression as the focal of the necklace.
    The bunny's really sweet:-)
    -All the Best-
    -Halinka-

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  2. Hi Val,
    Beautiful necklace, I know just what you mean about shells it take a little while for me to get inspired with shells. That is great about your blog post being featured on a travel blog. I love bunnies and this one is so cute. I miss seeing them in the yard, we do not see them inside the city limits.
    Therese

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  3. the bunny is adorable! i like those unique curled shells, too! like little trumpets. :)

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  4. I think you made a great necklace with these unusual shells.
    Congrats to your blog post feature!

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  5. Congratulations on being featured on Hopper! Truly well-deserved.

    I love the necklace you made with those shells. They are indeed, unique.

    Love your little bunny too!!

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  6. Awww...the bunny is so cute!
    And I love how you used the shells in your new necklace.

    Congrats on the blog post feature!

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  7. Cute bunny! we have one of those ... but she is looking very well fed and large over at our place! perhaps more on the way? I love those curly shells - I just got a bunch to play with ... and I confess they are a tad scary to think about tackling - ha! Congrats on the blog mention - that's fantastic!

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  8. The bunny is adorable! Lucky you for being able to get that close! There is a bunny and her baby living in the communal garden where my Mom lives and we got to see it too, albeit from a distance :)
    The necklace has a wonderful "tribal" feel to it. Well done! And CONGRATS on your feature!!

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  9. Wonderful necklace, so pretty & this bunny is super precious, I love it xx

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  10. Adorable bunny!

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  11. those beads are really cool! and we had a wild bunny once. I used to come right up to Chuck when he fed the horses, and waiting patiently for Chuck to fed him/her too. then one day it just disappeared. :0(
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  12. That curly shell is funky!!! The necklace turned out really cool ;o)
    I love your bunny ;o) We had a real big one here the other day ;o) I think it ate all of mom's tulip buds ;o( Too bad, but the bunny was happy! LOL!
    Congrats on the feature ;o)
    Hugs ;o)

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  13. Very clever of you to use the shells in the necklace. Looks like it will go well on a little black dress.

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  14. Congrats on the Hopper feature! That is great news :-D
    Shells give me great pause, but you did them justice here...very pretty. They are a curiosity all by themselves and do not need a ton of support. You gave them just enough!
    Cute bunny! We have several. They like to hang out under my workshop and all over the yard, really. We had to fence in the garden because of them. They are adorable and I love watching them. They let people get pretty close.

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  15. congrats on the feature :)

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  16. An adorable little bunny living in your yard, a great feature, and a pretty necklace, I'd say you had a great week!

    I can see how those shells would be difficult to design with but you met the challenge well!

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  17. Beautiful post!! I love the necklace!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  18. Love the shell necklace with the nice mix of gemstones, what a nice combo.
    Congrats on your feature on hopper.com!
    Love the bunny picture, but if you want to see bunny's you can come hang out at my house, our yard is full of them:)
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val