Inspiration for a new project comes in so many different ways. I love the look of old aqua glass bottles and the pale blue tones of sea glass. Last week, I stopped at the bead store where I buy the little bone bird and bunny fetish beads. On a clearance rack, I discovered some strands of cylindrical jade beads in an aqua shade, not unlike the shades of sea glass that I love, so I brought home a strand, though I didn't have a project in mind.
A few days later, I stopped at Michael's for some embroidery floss and took a meander through the bead aisle. Imagine my delight to find strings of small chips of sea glass in bead form! A look at the tubed beads brought the discovery of some delightful iridescent beads with an aqua undertone. Then there were the Venetian style glass beads with aqua tones.
After purchasing this lovely assortment of beads, I came home and went through my stash and pulled out all the pale aqua/sea glass colored items, including a few more aqua beads, embroidery threads and ribbon. To top it off, I added a few pearly accents.
Seeing a whole grouping of supplies together like this gets my creative juices flowing! Since I have such a large list of projects to finish up, this sea glass project may take a while to come together, but for now, I am happy looking at these supplies and dreaming about what they might become!