Shell jewelry bowls & glass knob pedestals

It is the first Makeover Monday here on the DP blog! I am sharing with you how to transform some ordinary seashells and glass knobs found at a flea market into gorgeous shell jewelry bowls. You are not gonna want to miss this transformation!

Transform ordinary seashells and glass door knobs into coastal jewelry bowls by Dandelion Patina

Materials needed:

Seashells similar to these (clam shells)
Vintage glass door knobs
Pearl & matte acrylic paint (Martha Stewart Multi-surface in aquarium and lake fog)
E6000 adhesive

Create gorgeous jewelry bowls with seashells and glass knobs using Martha Stewart Multi-surface paints by Dandelion Patina


1. Paint Martha Stewart Multi-surface pearl in aquarium on the inside of the shells. This took about 3 full coats to get a solid colored surface. Let dry.
2. Paint the outer surface of the shells in Martha Stewart Multi-surface matte in lake fog. This took about 2 full coats. Let dry.

Painted seashell jewelry bowls with glass knob pedestals

3. Grab your E6000 and adhere the shell to your vintage glass door knob. I did touch up the metal on the knobs with a silver metallic paint. Let completely dry before use.

4. Enjoy your newly created shell jewelry bowls.

Create your own coastal inspired jewelry bowls with some treasures from the beach and a few vintage glass knobs. You will love these placed in a tray to keep all your treasures in.

I love the way the inside is pearled and the outside is matte on these shell jewelry bowls. Don’t you?

Transform your beach treasures into lovely jewelry bowls for your finest babbles. Just a few simple steps. Anyone can do it!


Create unique jewelry bowls with a few easy steps and Martha Stewart Multi-surface acrylic paints

Create unique jewelry bowls from seashells and vintage glass knobs to hold your favorite baubles in by Dandelion Patina

So are you wondering how Makeover Mondays are going to work? Each Thursday I will be posting some items that I have found treasure hunting during the week (Treasure Trove Thursday). I will then pick one treasure to transform for my Makeover Monday feature!

These shells were found at a local flea market and I was inspired by their shape and texture. They do make the loveliest bowls to arrange in a tray on your dresser or on your bedside table.

I hope you will follow along! Tell your friends about the transformations and chime in with whatever finds you have found for the week. I would love to hear about what made your heart go pitter-patter! Heck, you can even send me a photo of your treasures via email and I will share with the DP social media communities!

So, what do you think of these shell jewelry bowls with glass knob pedestals?

If you feel they are pin-worthy here is a great pic for your favorite Pinterest board!

Transform ordinary seashells and glass door knobs into coastal jewelry bowls by Dandelion Patina


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  1. You had me fooled. I thought those shells were naturally that pretty pearlescent shade. They turned out fabulous. I would love you to link it up at Two Uses Tuesday, it’s exactly the sort of upcycle that #2usesTuesday is all about.
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  2. These are gorgeous! I have so many shells from our vacations, I will definitely be making some! What great gifts, or wedding favors if you have a beach wedding!

    • Thank you so much Julie. I love using them on my nightstand to collect earrings at the end of the day.

  3. I have so many shells from spending my summers with my grandparents in the Bahamas. y grandmother collected so many shells and I have kept them for all the memories! This is a great project to use those shells and keep their memory fresh in my mind. Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays! I love seeing DIY projects!
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