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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.
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Theres 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. Marlenes 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.
"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 summers 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, theres a project in it for anyone with complete instructions. The Times-Picayune