Seashell Stack

I was feeling neglectful of the other illustrations in our journey, having focused so much on the forest. I don’t have much in the way of sea-themed beads, but I did purchase a stack of ceramic seashells from Artisticaos during her last trunk show. Armed with these, I went to work in a beautiful beaded necklace, however they did not play nicely together and after much fighting the seashells informed me they didn’t want to share. So they got restacked together and strung on leather cording with just a few brass spacers to give some interest to the body of the necklace. Thus ends the story of the selfish seashells that got their way.

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