and that is the closest I will go towards singing a ditty lol.
I recently had some mussels in garlic sauce - really yummy but the enjoyment did not end there. I cleaned the shells out scrubbed them and decided to home them in my craftroom.
For my DT project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit July ANYTHING GOES challenge I altered 2 mussel shells and transformed them into something resembling a Steampunk Butterfly embellishment.
I broke the top edges of 2 seperate shells and glued them back together at a different angle and to make them a little more secure. Now I have the basis of my steampunk butterfly embellishment for which I will use for a project I have in mind at a later date.
I painted the shells in browns and black and used watch parts to decorate it up. A couple of scraps of chain down the centre for the body and hangy tails. I had a skeleton dagger charm so attached the butterfly to it as a basis. I wiped inka gold over the top - that's it all done.
Note to self for future shell work - work on the shells separately and glue together at the end lol - would have made life a little easier.
Now for the pics
Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our monthly challenge of Anything goes as long as it is altered art/mixed media and leave some love for the DT while you are there. They are a fabulously talented bunch of girlies.
Hugz and love to all