A few months ago I was able to go visit my Grandma in Florida. We spent the day in St. Augustine and I picked up this gold-dipped shell in a really cool jewelry shop there. It has been sitting on my craft table since then, waiting for inspiration to strike. I just used beads from my stash: fake freshwater pearls, amethyst nuggets and gold pearls. I also bought a green shell pendant there which is waiting for a similar treatment.