Shell Chic
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Shells capture a romance and an exotic flavor that continue to enchant and inspire. Now this book brings the design and imagination of today's shell enthusiasts and artisans to the home. This is a book to be savored for its eccentric decorative flair, its lavish sense of fun, and its practical instructions for shell projects and design ideas that will work in any home decor. Frames, chandeliers, unusual boxes, mirrors, a child-size clawfoot tub -- all are fabulous possibilities for shell encrustation. Memories of peaceful beach vacations become ravishing decorative items when glued to lampshades and screens.

In all, 14 step-by-step illustrated projects and 20 design ideas cover everything readers need to know to create richly marvelous objects. To lend inspiration, there are profiles of contemporary shell artists photographed with their creations. One profile features Marian McEvoy, editor of House Beautiful, who has embellished her Manhattan apartment with an estimated 15,000 shells. While most shell enthusiasts will not be working on quite this scale, there are ideas, photographs, profiles, and inspiration for all! Hardcover, 160 pages.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 158017440X
ISBN-13: 9781580174404

Publisher's Description

Bringing an eccentric creativity to the romance of the beach, Marlene Hurley Marshall shows you how to use shells to bring a sea-infused decorative flair into your own home. Lavish photography, profiles of contemporary shell artists, and simple instructions for 35 remarkable projects will inspire you to get crafting. From adding a few shells to a picture frame or lampshade to encrusting a small bathtub with an eye-catching assemblage, you’ll be astounded at the variety of ways you can brighten your home with shells.

Author Bio

There’s much experience behind author Marlene Hurley Marshall's book, Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics, for she has been creating her own mosaic masterpieces for over a decade. Marlene’s work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and museums shops alike in Boston, San Francisco and the Berkshire region of Massachusetts, where she resides.

Sabine Vollmer von Falken worked as a commercial photographer in Duesseldorf and as a theater photographer in Berlin before moving to western Massachusetts in the 1980s.

Editorial Reviews

"This well-illustrated book by Marshall and Vollmer von Falken contains step-by-step projects...interspersed with a colorful running narrative..."  ?Library Journal

 

"Learn new ways to display summer's curvaceous souvenirs from Marlene Hurley Marshall." ?Coastal Living

 

"Marshall has produced one of the most unusual crafts-home decor books yet ? unusual in the more than 15 projects offered, in the elegant photography by Sabine Vollmer von Falken, and in the wealth of information on collectors, artists, history, and shell life."  ?Booklist

 

Shell Chic awash in color photos of shell-shellacked interiors, has no shortage of ideas.  It includes 14 step-by-step projects that also incorporate sand dollars, sea biscuits, starfish and even buttons.”  – Palm Beach Post

 

“Looking at sea shells as elegance, Marlene Hurley Marshall in Shell Chic pictures shells as stylish home decorations for walls, ceilings and furniture.  Photos profusely illustrate the lavish designs from art works to dress wear.”  - Newsday

 

“Learn new ways to display summer’s curvaceous souvenirs from Marlene Hurley Marshall.”

- Coastal Living

 

“These beach souvenirs are the rage – from shell chandeliers and shell encrusted claw-foot bathtubs to Christmas trees adorned with shell garland.”  - USA Today

 

“From the marvelous to the bizarre, there’s a project in it for anyone – with complete instructions.” –The Times-Picayune

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