Summer is what inspired my picks for this months Artbeads.com blogging community. Nothing makes me think summer more than the beach. I love to walk along the surf looking for items out of the ordinary. I'm enamored by sea creatures and typically try to go to the beach as soon as possible after a storm to see what has washed ashore.
This necklace made me think of just that...the fun of scouring the beach after a storm. The glass beads are paired with freshwater pearls with a Swarovski Starfish pendant.
I love the Swarovski starfish bead! I just can't seem to get enough of them. They are available in so many colors, but the indicolite is by far my favorite color. The lampwork beads were also one of my picks. I got a WHOLE strand of them...way more than I expected. I'll have these in my stash for a while. The sterling bead caps are available in my Etsy shop.
One of the other things I love about summer is the wildlife. And we have quite a bit, fox, owls, deer, squirrel. There are many a night when I'm awakened by hooting. I enjoy hearing the owls call, even in the middle of the night. The sterling owl charm was a must have for this earth tone bracelet.
Late Night Calls
Summer also brings more laid back, not so rush, rush days, and we could probably all deal with a little more of that:)
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