Many artists are abandoning the traditional canvas in favor of more creative, more unexpected media. All means are good to give free rein to the imagination, and Californian artist Mary Kenyon opts for seashells that she finds and turns into decorative jewelry or trinkets that seem straight out of another era. These pieces look almost similar to real treasures found after sinking ships.
Self-taught and amateur craftsman, Mary owes her love of art to her father, talented oil painter and leather carver.
To make these beautiful pieces, Mary paints by hand with gold paint that allows adhering small decorative details in brass or Swarovski rhinestones. Including Renaissance-style fairy or siren paintings with dragonflies and peacocks, each shell seems like something belonging to an aristocrat of the Victorian era.
Check some of her art below or purchase it here.