Clay craft made with shells collected from the shore

A latent creative desire has come forth with these clay and shell decor items to beautify and bring interest, or delight to the home.

Air dry clay is formed into various shapes and designs as the idea comes and decorated with shells I collect by hand from around the shores of NZ (no living animals/organisms are taken in this process)

After drying, the clay is decorated with shells and sometimes acrylic paint and sealed with a water based artist's varnish. Note: Designed for indoor display only.

Hemp twine is used for hanging the work which I like for its natural and durable properties.

They would look great in a seaside home or bach, kid’s room, bathroom or whatever your decor space.

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