Beacon Hill resident turns beach bits into art

Vivian Daniels

Vivian Daniels, a resident at Our Home at Beacon Hill creates art out of shells found on the beach. Daniels sells her art to raise money for additional activities for her fellow residents.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

Vivian Daniels could serve as inspiration for the famous tongue-twister about sea shells and seashores.

The 72-year-old resident at Our Home at Beacon Hill has made a name for herself selling creations made from sea shells found on the nearby beach.

Daniels collects anything she can find in the sand and turns the items into works of art.

Using shells of all types she creates flowers, turtles, bouquets, picture frames, pencil holders, soap dishes, flower pots and magnets.

“Vivian collects shells, separates them and creates these amazing things,” said Rick Watkins, administrator at the facility. “She has an incredible creative ability.”

To date, Daniels has arranged and put together hundreds of sea shell flowers.

Her regiment includes washing her findings in a water/bleach mixture, giving them a coat of baby or mineral oil or spraying them with acrylic to prevent the shells from drying out or cracking.

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