So far this week, all my posts have been fairly short. I think I'll somewhat stick to that vein today since I want more time at the craft desk and not the computer desk. This works out as it it Bead Table Wednesday.
Pat and I went to the beach on Sunday and I collected a bunch of shells. I've learned to look for ones that already have holes in them so I don't have to fool with trying to drill them. Fortunately for me, most people don't pick up the ones with holes. (You know, because they're flawed. Personally, I think we all have our flaws and that's what makes each of us unique and beautiful. . .shells too.)
I'm a collector of found objects and my eyes are constantly scanning the ground for treasures. I'm also a beach-loving, sand-in-my-toes, salt-in-my-veins, sun-on-my-skin kind of girl. As such, I've got bags and bags and bags of shells stashed away in the craft room. While I could have pulled out any of those, I decided to work exclusively with the baggie of shells I found over the weekend.
As a collector, I've got piles of all kinds of objects. Above is a small bowl of jump rings in mixed metals. When I find that I've got an extra one or two still out from a project, I tend to just throw them in this bowl that's close at hand. It works out well when I just need one jump ring for something or when I'm trying to clean my desk and find stray jump rings under all the mess.
All these above items are piled on my craft desk at the moment. I think they're working well together, playing nicely if you will. I guess I'll see in the end!
There's more Bead Table Wednesday in the Flickr Group.
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