So sweet! I couldn't be happier with how my shell-covered frame turned out. I had seen some "diamond" encrusted frames with real shell accents once when I was in Florida and I wanted to try my hand at this kind of embellishing.
I bought a simple antiqued frame at Homegoods and used a strong clear-drying glue (that works with metal) to glue an edge of clear round plastic rhinestone trim (available by the yard at Joann Fabric).
Then I arranged different shells and pearls (you can buy a bag of small shells at Michaels craft store, as well as Joann Fabric) along the bottom of the glass on the frame, overlapping them until I liked the effect. Then I glued them in place. A puffy sand dollar, a pink gem and a pearl finished the look in the upper right corner.
Doesn't this make the perfect frame for a vintage wedding photo? I think that this would make a great anniversary present. A few simple steps adds a touch of delight.