Air, Fire, Water, Earth
I started with the concept of beadifying the elements with cascading cabs, but I had so many ideas of variations while I was working on each that I will have to make more or the voices will never shut up. Lucky for you this post isn't about the voices.
This is about water and sand and cruising down the strip on Spring Break looking at cute boys and walking the beach at dawn and writing in my journal at sunset and squishing squeaky sugary sand between my toes and suntans and pina coladas and first coming to understand that while one drop of water may seem insignificant, each one is necessary to sustain an ocean.
These were my water toys. Yep, that is sand.
Sand that I have been carrying around in a bag since I moved away from PCBeach in 1994. Sand that has moved with me sixteen times.
I don't think of water without thinking of the beach, so I had to figure out a way to incorporate it into this element. What I ended up with was double sided tape on the bottom of the cabs which I dipped into the sand and stuck to white Lacy's Stiff Stuff before attaching that to LSS I had dyed blue.
Up close and personal the dome of the cabs magnifies the sand particles, and it turned out better than I could have expected.
From a distance it reminds me of air bubbles floating through water, and that leads me to believe the fish are breathing which is good because I would hate to think they are all out there drowning.