As a new resident to the state of Oregon, beach combing has become my new favorite pastime. Just like going to thrift stores and peering into tide pools, I feel like beach-combing is just a treasure hunt. You never know what you are going to find if you take the time to look! On a recent trip, I was finding many lovely stones and adding them to my bucket. As I did this, I kept choosing one to leave in my hand, because ever since I was a child, I love the feel of a worry stone. And it occurred to me that I could make worry stone necklaces with these beautiful stones! It seems to me that everyone should have a wearable worry stone. So I shifted my focus to look for stones that were the right size and shape for that, and I found so many. This one features a beautiful smooth tan and gray beach stone with a beautiful stripe, perfect for rubbing. It has been tumbled to perfection by the sea. I put a bezel on it and a simple bail, and knotted a variety of beads for the necklace- mostly Rainbow Moonstone, but also Labradorite, Aquamarine, rutilated Quartz, and Snowflake Obsidian. The pendant measures about 1 1/2" x 3/4" and the hand-knotted necklace is 28".
Oregon Beach Stone + Hand-knotted Worry Stone Necklace, No.3