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Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

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Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: Hezekiah » Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am

Hello! I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these shells from Joann:

https://www.joann.com/gathered-mixed-se ... 01603.html

I am considering buying them, and I am wondering if my purple pinchers would actually wear them, and how many usable shells are in each package. :crabbigsmile:

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Re: Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: JoeHermits » Wed May 16, 2018 12:03 pm

The Turbo shells (big, round snail shells) look promising and are likely your best bet for PPs. The Babylonia shells (white with brown spots) are the wrong shape. I had a PP who came with a B shell, but switched to a T as soon as she found one.

Also check out the HCA Shell Guide, you may find it helpful.
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Re: Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: Hezekiah » Wed May 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Ok! Thanks! I was looking at the turbo shells, I just was not sure if they would be good quality; one review was five star and the other said that all the shells were broken into pieces.

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Re: Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: wodesorel » Wed May 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Smaller PPs in shells under an inch will often wear Babylonia. It is a waste of money for larger PPs though.
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Re: Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: Sweetforestcat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:50 am

Here is my 3cperience with bagged shells from both JoAnn's and Michaels stores. I've bought from both in-store and online. I've found between 3 to 10 useable turbo shells in each. I will say though ordering online gave me the more beautiful uncracked shells.

I also bought the $20 bags from Michael's and was even more pleased to find 3 jumbo shells and large turbo shells. It was a beautiful zebra murex!
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Re: Mixed Sea Shells from Joann

PostAuthor: HHIhermies1004 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:58 am

the shells are not bad at all, ive bought the mixed bags and and found 2-4 usable shells. use a coupon and it's even cheaper. what i do with the left over is i just donate them to a senior center or school for craft supplies. :)
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