Miniature Flowers from Miniature Shells!

IGMA Artisan member Peter Gabel's prize winning miniature floral arrangement, all done in shells!

IGMA Artisan member Peter Gabel’s prize winning miniature floral arrangement, all done in shells!

Back in March of this year, I was working in front of the television, again, and on the Martha Stewart show, they were doing a segment on the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Interesting, but not captivating, until they started talking about miniatures. Then, lo and behold, I heard the name Peter Gabel. Our Peter Gabel? Yes, the IGMA Artisan member Peter Gabel who is making a name for himself with his

A tiny pot of violets by Artisan member Peter Gabel.

A tiny pot of violets by Artisan member Peter Gabel.

amazingly detailed miniature flowers, had won the Sanibel Shell Fair’s┬átop prize in the miniatures category-and no surprise, it was a beautifully rendered arrangement of flowers, all made of shells, miniature shells. I love seeing IGMA members pop up in unexpected

1/12 scale orchids by Artisan member Peter Gabel.

1/12 scale orchids by Artisan member Peter Gabel.

places. So, I wrote to Peter and here is a photo of his prize winning entry-can you believe that is all done with shells?

One Response to Miniature Flowers from Miniature Shells!

  1. Barbara says:

    Is it possible to purchase Peter Gabel miniature shell flower arrangements for the detailed miniature metal furniture I make in 1/6″ scale? bb

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