Posts Tagged "cockle shells"

Adorned Cockle Shells

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

The first time I heard of cockle shells from an old nursery rhyme, Mary Mary Quite Contrary and I didn’t even know what it means.  Well for those of us whose memory needs to be  nudged a little bit, it goes like this:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Although I grew up in a place where shells are abundant, I have never seen a cockle shell before.  Legend has it, that this heart shaped bivalve is given by sailors to their sweet hearts waiting for them at home.  I can imagine mermaids wearing them as adornment.  It is very fragile, just like the sand dollar – a perfect gift and a reminder to someone you are giving it to: “to take special care not to break your fragile heart”.  It’s the romantic in me again 🙂

Cockle Shells And Paper Beads

They are pretty the way they are,  but for some of us who loves our “bling”

Paper Beads and Cockle Shells

I can imagine wearing this at a beach wedding, or when you are on a cruise……I have been doing a lot of wire crochet and the lacy effect of wire crochet makes it romantic and feminine, don’t you think so?

Paper Bead and Cockle Shells

I waited a little bit in mailing out the kits for some of the other paper beads to arrive.  We have received from seven participants today!  I will be posting that tomorrow and the kits will all be mailed out starting Saturday.  I am so happy with the response and all the beautiful paper beads…..

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