American Shell Craft Book Includes Vintage Hand Crafted Seashell Jewelry and Instructional for Seashell Flower Making and Crafts

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The book "American Shell Craft' explains how shell craft became popular during the last century, it offers patterns to follow in your own shell crafting and provides you with the inspiration to move forward and design many new projects.

The book is 166 Pages. Full Color. Over 140 photographs of vintage American Shell brooches, earrings, pins and earrings hand crafted from the 1930-70s - the golden age of vintage seashell jewelry. Including Shell designs from WWII American and Canadian Navy Hobby Manuals, shell brooches made in WWII Japanese Internment Camps. A full 50 year historical overview of how modern Americans feel in love with the sea and its shells. Craft patterns never seen before. Vintage shell design explained in an easy - how to directions. A source of shell craft inspiration for jewelry, flower making, vintage designing and tips on shelling and collecting vintage seashells.

Category Crafts & Hobbies
Size 8×10 in, 21×26 cm
166 Pages
ISBN Softcover: 9781366610461
Publish January 2017
Language English

About the Author:

Heather O'Keefe is a retired professor of Marketing and Communications.

Minnesotan by birth, North Dakotan by marriage, and Floridian by choice, she has been an independent entrepreneur her entire life. Her love of big waters started early, growing up near Lake Superior, and fishing in the summer (and winter) with her father on the lakes of Ontario, Canada. She went to her first estate sale with her mother at age nine -instilling a lifelong appreciation for collecting antiques. Vintage shell jewelry combines her great, lifelong loves.

If you would like the book signed please request! I am glad to.

O'Keefe is a professional Shell designer who has won multiple blue ribbons and awards for her shell designs in International Shell Shows across the United States. This is her first non-academic book.

The book will be available to ship will be shipped within 2 days of purchase.

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Fantastic book with super color photos - nice details and a signed postcard from the author as well - overall a lovely transaction and I have already recommended this book and shop to my friends.!
Mar 16, 2017 by A. Marcellus
The topic of American shell craft is beautifully presented in this gorgeous book. The author conducted extensive research, and made this topic come alive!
Feb 24, 2017 by Heidi Losby-Collison
What a lovely and informative book! Worth every penny! Perfect for anyone interested in vintage shell craft jewelry.
Jan 26, 2017 by vodakon1

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