I would see all these beautiful glass containers with shells in them at high-end stores and figured I could do my own version of one. I found a lamp with a glass bottom and filled it with sand, at an angle, and then some crushed shells. Next I selected some favorite shells from years of collecting on our Florida beaches. I love the way it turned out. I am thinking about changing the boring shade or at least painting/decorating it. Not a big fan of white.