Wednesday, October 31, 2012


                                   Natalie, her Mom and I where here Monday, where were you?
                                       We had fun making Turtles and Mice out of Sea Shells.
                                                   And we were not the only ones having fun!

                                       Every one here was learning how to make Shell Flowers. 
                           All right so you couldn’t make it this past Monday, but I do expect to see

                           you this coming Monday for sure, besides it's great shelling weather.
                                     Here’s all the info see you at 10:30, I’ll have the coffee on. 
The Sanibel Shell Crafters of Sanibel Community Association

Come Join the Shell Crafting Fun that provides the perfect opportunity for Florida Snowbirds to turn to Show-birds!

WHO: You and all interested men and women who would enjoy working on Shell
Creations, no experience is necessary. Instruction and assistance are available.
WHERE: The Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL 33957
(239) 472-2155
WHEN: Every Monday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon (11 months of the year) – we rest in March.
• Dessert and coffee are provided, but bring a brown- bag lunch.
• You make flowers, jewelry, animals and other creations all out of shell and other sea life.
• All materials are provided.
• You have an opportunity to learn new skills, and expand your creative instincts in a relaxed atmosphere.
• You will meet interesting people, some amateurs and some skilled professional artisans, all of whom are willing to instruct and eager to help.
• You will enjoy fun and fellowship.
COST: None! All shell creations made by our volunteers remain at the Community House.
HISTORY: The Sanibel Shell Crafters have been meeting weekly since the late 1920’s. The group was created in order to prepare for the Annual March Shell Fair. The items created by this fun loving group of volunteers are sold at the Sanibel Shell Fair each March. The proceeds from this sale go toward maintaining the Historical Sanibel Community House.
SHELLS: Since we are largely dependent on donations for our supply of shells, we welcome your collection.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Philadelphia Shell Club
30th Annual Shell Show

October 20th & 21st 2012

The largest shell show in the Northeast will be held at the Academy on October 20 & 21, 2012. Entry to the show is free with museum admission.
Thousands of beautiful and unusual shells will be displayed or for sale. Attractions include:
* Competitive displays by dozens of collectors and amateur scientists.
* Craftspeople and illustrators showcasing their works and competing for major national and regional prizes.
* International Shell Market featuring shells, shell craft, jewelry, books and more.
* Behind-the-Scene Tours of the Academy's Malacology Collection. This collection, which houses about 12 million specimens, is the oldest mollusk collection in the United States and the second largest in the world.
* Meet with Academy scientists, will be available to answer questions and discuss their work.
* Free shells for kids.
* A full program of special shell-themed Academy events and activities for young and old on both show days
* Learn about the Philadelphia Shell Club.
* Enter to win exciting raffle items.
For more info on the Philly Show see:
                                                            Hope to see you there!