Painted pebble bead before finding its way to the necklace.
There are times when I’m convinced my creativity is drawn from thin air. I don’t need a muse I am one. Other times I realize these thoughts of grandeur, and still let them motivate me. Maybe this is the way I discover beauty in everything. Pebbles carved by sea creatures become beautiful beads. Some experiences become opportunities for growth.
I went to visit my best friend in Florida this past summer. As we walked along the beach I kept my eye out for seashells. I wasn’t looking for anything perfect or pristine; I wanted broken shells I could turn into jewelry. I painted the shell with acrylic paint and sanded it down until I found the desired shape and color. After a few coats of sealant and a small brass choker chain I feel like they turned out quite nicely.
Handmade necklace made from broken seashell and acrylic paint sanded down to give a vintage look.