Drifting away with all natural coastal colours and textures today..
I love cowrie shells. They remind me of the shell decorated baskets of the Pacific Islands. Apparently cowrie shells have been used as money, jewellery and religious accessories in many parts of the world and symbolise prosperity, fertility and longevity.
Inspired by the shell design on one of my baskets I decorated these IKEA storage baskets I use for jewellery.
I sewed the shells onto the larger basket, until I realised it was much easier and quicker to glue them on.