I collected mussel shells along with the kids last Wednesday at Fay Bainbridge beach. It was low tide and a good day for finding sea glass, too, though I don’t have enough of that yet for a project. The mussel muse in me produced a wreath, after playing with various configurations and adhesives.
Good to know:
*hot glue just won’t stick to mussel shells. Peels right off.
*A fine-gauge wire can be threaded through the ones with whelk holes. One could make some interesting sculptures that way.
*plain old Elmer’s glue holds just fine, and doesn’t obscure the nacre very much.