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sticks and stones

March 3, 2013

this is a post about procrastination, crafting, and literally, a stick and some ocean stones.

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Last October on vacation with my lovely Cristybella, we happened upon a beautiful Caribbean-side beach where we saw zillions of little ocean stones with holes in the middle.  I curiously picked up a few with some discretion, thinking I’d see zillions more throughout the remainder of our vacay.  I didn’t.  But I brought home the few stones I’d collected and deposited them on my craft room desk.

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speaking of craft room… notice the cool periodic table of the elements hanging there?  a gift from Cristybella – who knows me better than anyone else on the planet.

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anyway, several weeks ago, someone contacted me requesting permission to use some of my photos of seashell wind chimes I’d made a year or so ago.  and then I got to thinking about those ocean stones sitting there on my desk.  I had something similar in mind for them but had procrastinated for months.

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Gathered together my scissors, string, a small driftwood twig, the ocean stones and a few porcelain beads (just for fun).

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mental note to self:  collect more ocean stones with holes on next Caribbean vacation.

Had this item been larger, it would be better as a decorative piece for my home.  The small scale gets lost in the big collection of stuff going on all around it.

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however, it’s an easy, versatile and most of all fun DIY project.

hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2013 6:00 pm

    Those stones are great. Funny how you think you will find something again that is so easily accessible one day – then you never see it again. What a simple and nice idea for the wind chime. Love it.

  2. March 3, 2013 6:05 pm

    First…

    “someone contacted me requesting permission to use some of my photos of seashell wind chimes I’d made a year or so ago.”

    Hey congrats on that, Diane! And I’m not surprised at all, because the way you photograph your crafts look as though they came from a professional catalog.

    And can I just tell you how much I’m lovin’ this wind chime with the shell and beads? I have this “thing” for anything with an Asian/Oriental feel to it, so I REALLY love it!

    “notice the cool periodic table of the elements hanging there? a gift from Cristybella – who knows me better than anyone else on the planet.”

    Aw…how sweet of her! I’ve never seen one of those, it’s really cool!

    I know I’ve shared this before, but your home is so lovely, my friend. So airy, clean, and open.

    Thanks for sharing!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  3. March 4, 2013 2:19 am

    Very cute project! I must try something like this with my thousands of collected shells…I’d have to drill some holes, but this is so pretty, I think it would be worth it.

  4. March 4, 2013 7:37 am

    Me parece muy interesante el resultado de conjuntar materiales diversos con piedras. Las piedras agujereadas por la propia naturaleza, son en si mismas “esculturas naturales”!

  5. March 4, 2013 11:06 am

    Lovely project – I don’t have stones, but we have collected tons of shells on our last vacation in South Carolina… I should make something cute for the studio too.
    And yes – the first thing I saw was the Periodic Table and I though: my son would love this room!😉

  6. March 4, 2013 1:39 pm

    Hmmmmmmm……I’m thinking if you hang it from the ceiling over the desk–the impact will be different. (YES, pun intended! LOL)
    It IS adorable, and it makes a statement for such a ‘small thing’. :-/
    I found a few of those in England when I was scootching around on my rearus endus–just two, I think…and I put them in prominent places in the bowl so they’d show off more–NOT prominent enough, mind you. Perhaps *I* need to hang ’em over my desk?! LOL

    Wow…can I just say I HUGELY respect the person who asked permission to use the photo! That’s awesome!!!! So many times I hear about that happening without the photographers permission–it’s refreshing to know it happens WITH permission! Well done, them!!

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