The Money Cowrie shell was given its name from its use as an ancient currency thousands of years ago in Africa. The beautiful species of sea snail has a rustic aesthetic with calloused edges and irregular, flattened surfaces. The loose subhexagonal shape of the shell makes it a unique, nevertheless, popular decorative element for bathrooms and indoor crafts. The colour of the Money Cowries shell is a dark beige colour, however many can be light and creamy. Combine the shell with other varieties such as the Bulmouth Helmet to create a stunning contrast with vivid colours and use as a bathroom display by adding them to a basket or porcelain dish. Money Cowrie shells can also be used to embellish jewellery boxes, diary covers, mirrors, photo frames and much more. Shells are becoming an increasingly popular craft element to use for all manner of innovations in and around the home. Create a pattern by gluing these cowrie shells to a tired old plant pot and turn it into a focal feature for steps, patio areas, lawns and decking area – the possibilities are endless. Seashells can also be combined with our fabulous variety of crushed glass and micro gravel to add sophistication to miniature gardens and contemporary-infused zen gardens.