These Repurposed necklaces were created shellsl I scavenged at the beach at Cayucos.
The backing( necklace above) is leather-look, the clay discs are hand-created.
A few stitches of colorful embroidery thread makes a vivid difference on tis necklace.
It stirs up the color scheme.
And, although it's texturally interesting, I didn't carry it into the other necklaces. I liked their peaceful palettes.
The woven straw cord was another one of my "aha"-moments.
After completing the shell pendants, I started the search for a cord that complemented the natural look and theme.
Scrounging through my "stash", as I call fondly it, I discovered a section of this straw cord.
I have no idea where I'd got it from.
Often I regret my rat-packing tendencies. My workroom looks like the back-rooms of GoodWill.
However, it hardly ever fails to produce exactly the thing I need, when I need it.
The Repurposing life is messy, but necessary.
I hope you enjoyed the photos in this post. They are the work of my favorite photographer
and daughter. I hope you'll leave an encouraging comment on her blog.