Sailor's Valentines by Denise Betourne

Sailors Valentine"My Love"

The name of this Sailors Valentine is My Love. Hand crafted in a 12x12 inch box made of exquisite coco bolo rosewood. The center features a antique portrait emblem of a man and woman. Abalone frame the portrait. Red nerites and a section of gar scales decorated with a vine of flowers surrounds the center. A wreath of assorted flowers follows. Some of the shells used are scallops, blue limpets, coquinas, coffee bean trivia shells, oysters, and rice shells among otherlls used are scallops, blue limpets, coquinas, coffee bean trivia shells, oysters, and rice shells among others. My Love can be hung or displayed on an easel. There is a sturdy hanger on the back. I use shells from all over the world and the finest hand crafted boxes with an assortment of different hardwoods. Sailors Valentines are covered with glass to protect the shell artistry. My Love was recently removed from gallery and is the first of my Sailors Valentines to win a ribbon at the Sanibel Shell Show 2014. Third place. I am a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. My Sailors Valentines have won several awards at the Sanibel Shell Show, Sanibel Island Florida. read more