When I went to the beach last time (hm, that must have been more than a year ago even though we have the beach right in front of our doorstep almost literally) I collected a couple of seashells took them home and put them for (poor) decoration on the sink of the guest bathroom. Not very decorative actually because they are too small, but I couldn’t just throw them away. I knew – before I came across Mesi Jilly’s catalogues – that some people are able to do wonderful things with all kinds of seashells. But I didn’t know that the result could be that amazing. Austrian born Mesi Jilly turns seashells which were “harvested from the sea in an environmentally conscious manner” into beautiful jewellery. The cocktail rings are gorgeous.
Still, I wouldn’t buy them, because after all I believe that seashells – no matter whether they house life or not – belong in the sea and to the beach. But I admire Mesi Jilly’s work nevertheless.
(Images taken from Mesi Jilly’s online catalogue.)