Complete this Sailor’s Valentine pattern in a 3-day session with award-winning shell artist Suzanne Marie Dietsch. Explore the possibilities to personalize this pattern with additional instructions to create wired shell florals.
All materials, including an 8-inch handcrafted octagon case, are provided.
Maximum class size: 10
Suzanne Marie Dietsch is a multi-time first place and best-in-show recipient in the most competitive shell competitions in the country: Philadelphia, Sarasota and Sanibel. She is known for her creative, three-dimensional approach to this craft. Her goal is to honor the nautical folk-art history of Sailors Valentines while creating a more personal, contemporary spin to this treasured 1800’s art form. Suzanne has a deep appreciation for nature’s artistry and enjoys the intricate, mosaic expressions that can be created with seashells. She is self-taught and creates each design one tiny seashell at a time. www.seashellvalentines.com