It has been a busy week at the Sanibel Shell Festival. This year I was excited to enter a beautiful albino horse conch that I found a year ago. However, the judges were not as excited as I was about the albino and I did not receive a ribbon. The first place was a beautiful RIGHT handed whelk as opposed to a normal left handed whelk shell. My friend Rachel did a stellar exhibit on natural pearls. I have a few photos above. Rachel also brought these cameos from a friend of hers who is a 3rd generation carver of shells from a remote island in Honduras. The cameos were my favorite and I am glad to have one in my house. The last photos are of the lovely and extremely talented Audrey O’Donnell who showed me how to thread a rice shell on wire for crafting. The Shell Festival was a lot of fun, it was great seeing friends and talking shells and crafts.