The leftover shells were placed in craft store jars. Some were glued to the top of two of the jars, another choice the kids made themselves. As you can see, one child was quite the over-achiever in shell collecting and needed a larger jar. In fact, we need to buy another jar to hold the shells that didn't fit here! We didn't put a title on the jars, but instead display the jar and frame together.
I held back my favorite sand dollar for a simple pendant. I attached a craft pearl and a silver filigree bead (from my stash) to a large jump ring with 24 gauge wire along with the perfect little sand dollar I had preserved in a Mod Podge and water mixture as in the Beach Memory Vase project. I love this little memory that I can wear year-round!
This was a fun project for this last weekend of summer. Now we can keep our summer memories where we can see them all the time!