"She gazed at the immense expanse of the sea. The island had grown so small that it scarcely looked like a leaf any longer. It looked like the top of a rock which some wave bigger than the rest would cover."
"She listened, but it was all very still; there was only the sound of the sea"
I chose to use red inspired by the stripes of the lighthouse, and blue inspired by the blue and white stripes of beach huts, and the yellow and pink to remind me of pastel beach-front hotels. The pearls are kind of self-explanatory! I love the whimsical nature of the seaside, the almost cliched traditions and all the happy memories that I associate with days at the beach as a child.
Thanks to my sister who is a beautiful, willing and very co-operative model!
Some of these pieces (or similar) will be available on Etsy soon. I'll be getting my own little jewellery studio set up at home over the coming months, but for now I am happy to work in the safe and warm university workshops! I am ready for Tuesday's big assessment now, all my design sheets are done and all my work is carefully wrapped up and ready to go.
I'm off to make a celebratory cup of tea now, and possibly rock some granny squares! Which reminds me, my photograph of my 100 granny squares was featured on Flickr Explore! Thanks to Hinkle Hinkle for letting me know! I'm so excited!