People collect a lot of shells- and one never knows quite what to do with them. This is a quick project for just that, assuming your shells have some bowl-like characteristics.
This idea came to me as I was kneeling in a store in Oakland, California called “The Bone Shoppe.” I found small abalone shells and was so taken that I bought 7 of them! Later, hiking in Yosemite, I found a stick I liked. Somehow the two got together.
The construction is simple. Go to your local hardware store and buy a mortar like liquid nails- clear if possible. You want something that is thick so that it can hold your shells while it dries. Just figure out where you want your shells on your stick- apply glue liberally, and set aside for the curing time. 8 hours tends to do it.
Wa-la. You now have a small rack to put scrap-booking embellishments like grommets and brads, or push-pins, or earrings or… or anything! Good luck!