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'Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it's found.' James Russell Lowell

I have had a life-long habit of collecting 'stuff'. Some would call it trash or junk but I think they're treasures. I have been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. I also collect other bits of 'stuff' at the beach, like driftwood, rocks, coral, sometimes I've even brought home seaweed and broken bits of palm trees. I find beauty in these offerings from nature. I also collect bird's nests, leaves, acorns, seed pods, etc. But those items will have to wait. Today's post is about my love of beachy related items.

I bought a beautiful white howlite donut at Bead & Button last month. I didn't really have a plan when I bought it but I loved it's crackled look and it has a very matte finish which really appealed to me.

As luck would have it, I was cleaning up my jewelry workspace a few weeks ago and inspiration struck. The howlite donut would look great with some coral I picked up in Grand Cayman and the little bitty white rocks, be…