My family and close friends are in the process of scheduling a summer vacation to the beautiful San Destin Beach in Florida. Beach trips were yearly vacation destinations in my youth and my husband and I love to re-visit the white sands and clear waters as often as possible with our own children and their friends.
In anticipation for the warm, breezy walks along the shoreline at daybreak, I created a light-weight, catch-all for the tiny treasures that wash up during high tide. Every beach trip as far back as I can remember included several mornings (or evenings, depending on tide) of mile-long walks up and down the edge of the waterline left by high tide. The goal was to find one-of-a-kind shells of all sorts and colors that had tumbled its way to shore. The most prized find was always bleached-white sand dollars. It still amazes me how many of the fragile and brittle endoskeletons of sea urchins reach the shore unscathed by the violent crashing waves!
The cone I created can be used for collecting all sorts of small and lightweight items such as rose petals or lavender sprigs for wedding receptions, collecting wild flowers at an afternoon picnic, candies from a “candy bar” at a party, confetti, party poppers and other festive favors, and of course sea shells!
Because I wanted my cone to look nature inspired, I collected a few “earthy” things in my studio I wanted to incorporate.