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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.
About the Author
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.
"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