I bought these Lillypilly pendants at Bead & Button last year. My intent always was to use them together in a piece, but when I got home and tried to dangle them on a chain for a necklace, my biggest complaint was they were too noisy as they clinked against one another. So, I put it aside. A few months ago, I had the idea to link them together for a bracelet - but since they only had one hole, I had to carefully use my little hand cranking drill to put a second hole in the delicate shells. The entire time I was just praying that none of them would crack!
Then I simply linked them together, and used some brown round shell beads on headpins in between and a Vintaj clasp. I LOVE how it turned out - I just LOVE the combination of different colors and patterns, but still with a consistent shape and shell theme. It just goes to show that quite often, designs will not go as you originally planned but something better will usually manifest.
As I prepare to go to Bead & Button on Saturday, I can now judge that it took me almost a year to use these pretty finds. But the wait was so worth it!