My starting point was to create a wrapped cord. I have a collection of scarves, including some vintage ones and I selected a blue Italian one which I cut into strips and wound tightly with decorative threads. This gave me a lovely knobbly wrapped cord reminiscent of beach string onto which I’ll weave my seaweedy beadwork.
The photographs show my beadwork in the early stages with some of the beads I’m going to include. Blue topaz, jade, hematite, aventurine and lots of other goodies are begging to be included. I also found some glass beads that remind me of tide-washed sea glass so they will be going in too.