As summer quietly whispers goodbye I cherish the last moments of the wonderfully warm and fruitful season. There are already signs of autumn approaching with the coolness of the recent evenings and the gentle breeze carrying the first of the fallen leaves.
I satisfied a bit of my obsession for sun, spirals and swirls by scavenging a section of the North Atlantic coastline and collecting many of these little fragments of snail shell swirls. Nature’s fractal patterns are captured in the natural whirled inner geometry of an abandoned snail’s residence, revealed in these salvaged and sea-polished little aquatic swirl remnants. The ring exhibits a subtle and whimsical piece inspired by the sea life and its offerings.
During coast-side escapades this season I was graced with the presence of some oceanic stones and fossil findings washed upon the sandy shores beneath the sun’s transformative energy and in the midst of the surf’s spray. After making sure no creatures were inhabiting the shells, I added them to my collection bag and continued my search until sundown. Shells with existing holes may be strung from a chain or cord of hemp for a unique beachy necklace, or could be used in a wind chime.
Below are a few relics of past sea life below the watery depths, ultimately having found their way to the shore’s edge. The ancient remnant was home to a likely species of cephalopod and is now gracing the present with fossilized remains from a creature in existence perhaps centuries ago. The fossil shells are featured on necklace chains while echoing ocean hues and form.
I found many of these lovely pebble stones strewn across the sandy shore. If I was skilled with a drill I might turn the frosted pebble stones into pendants or try my hand at etching. For now their peaceful presence fills an empty space in the corner of a room and occasionally I offer them to visitors as “worry stones”.