Hello! I show three photos of different ways I have used the snails and clams from the sea. They are so delicate and useful to decorate, this picture is from Christmas and the elements of each of the different seasonal photos show how versatile that prove these clams. Mariette, of www.mariettebacktobasic.blogspot.com in one of these occasions mentioned that these snails and clams were cleaned or laundered with water and some bleach. What hise and the third photo, were very clean and clear with colors. I think they are very colorful natural accessories.