This weekend I took a class from a friend who is a jewelry maker, primarily using the beach glass that she and her sons collect together. Eileen was very generous in sharing all her "secrets" and everyone was successful in creating a unique piece that she (in this case we were all women) could be proud of. I know I certainly am.
I'll keep this as a model so I will remember all the steps whilst I make more...but this particular piece reminds me of one of my sisters-in-law and should be hers.
I had intended to use the skills that I'd hopefully gain in the class to wrap stones, shells and, perhaps rusted found objects onto my art quilts. I still expect to do that...what I didn't expect was to enjoy the process so much that I'd like to make more. Serendipity, again!