While watching my daughter fly a kite at the beach, I started sifting through the piles of pebbles around me and was so fascinated by the variety of colors and textures I found. I often collect shells from the beach to use in my freeform work, but this year there just aren't any to collect. Fortunately, there are loads of amazing pebbles to pick up. I found several that were the same thickness and shape. I am planning a piece of crochet jewelry that will incorporate these beach treasures. It will be a wonderful way to remember our family vacation. I have to finish up a few projects that are due the end of this month, so I will probably have to wait until I get back to Kuwait to get started. When it is complete, I will be sure to post photos here!
I have always loved using rocks that I have found in decorating my home. I once glued river rocks to some plain metal curtain rings to make the perfect rings for my bird feather shower curtain. Today, my father found the rock picture below for me to use as a pencil holder for my studio. I hope I am able to fit it in my luggage. Excess baggage here I come!