Since Silver Bella, last year, I've had these beautiful shells(the larger one that's sort of cut off up there). I bought a whole bag of them from Kaari at French General because I loved them to pieces! Shells and pearls! Could there be a better combination? I've been itching to use them and imagined a necklace with loads of them on. The necklace turned out a lot different than I imagined... I ended up using only one... So, I have plenty more to make maybe a bracelet dripping in shells! I wanted the whole necklace to reflect the sea. So, I used Mother of Pearl beads, sea-foam glass beads, and sandy pink ones, tiny shells from an old broken shell necklace in addition to some fluted flower beads along with my favorite... a rhinestone disco ball. A medal of Mary completed the necklace. Lady of the Sea. After I gave little Maria her necklace, her mama asked if I'd make her one. She's quite fond of butterflies and I've had this pretty one in my stash for a long time and was happy to put it to good use. Lots of pearls and a pretty cluster of flowers too!
Speaking of French General, have you had a chance to peruse the pages of this treasure of a book? Like Kaari's books before, it's a beauty and the projects inside are beaconing me, especially the "Lucky Horseshoe" project! Love this! More page by page beauty in this book! Peek into the breathtaking studios of so many inspiring artists. My favorites.... Pam Garrison, Amy Hanna and Lori Oles. These two books have only been here for a handful of days and already, I think I looked them over, cover to cover a thousand times! LOL
Well, that's it for today girls! I suppose it's time to get out of these pj's and get the day moving! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!