For years, I’ve been collecting pebbles from Potato Point beach. They cluster on the bathroom windowsill and spill out of bowls on shelves in the living room. When I decided digital photos collected less dust, my pebbles began lurking in blog posts (https://morselsandscraps.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/beach-pebbles/)

I did not foresee an amazing pebble transformation that has taken place in the creative hands of my friend Ellie, who is a consummate beader. She saw the pebbles as dramatic centrepieces for her pendants and brooches. So far, four pebbles have been beaded into added beauty, and when I left her place the other day she had five more lined up as she cogitated a necklace.

If you love Ellie’s creations as much as I do you can find her work on instagram


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