Friday, August 26, 2011

Guest Books - The Recycled Bivalve

Every once in a while, I make these guest books for each room in a westcoast resort.  I've probably shown these before, but here is one from the latest batch.  Luckily I have found a local beach that has a great selection of shells.  It used to be a real problem in Port Alberni!  I even had to call a seafood restaurant one time!

It's always a challenge to drill the shells.  I do it under water - it disperses the heat and keeps the dust down.  Lots of shells have sharp edges - one time I let one go and it spun around with the drill bit and cut my finger.  I didn't like that.....  Needless to say, I have a new respect for bivalves.

Let me know if you ever write in one of these. You'll know it's mine because there is a label inside the back cover.