A Day At The Beach

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Did you know March is considered craft month?  I decided to take a break from jewelry making, paper beading and went to the beach!  You think that stopped me from getting my mind off crafting right?  I could not resist the beautiful rocks I found at the beach and made something with it.  Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand words so here it is….

The weather was just right that day, I prefer to be out when there is no sun so this is just perfect for me.  You can tell I was a happy camper.


It was too windy and dark clouds looming ahead…


This would be a nice one for rock painting, don’t you think?


You can tell I’m happy to see all these rocks….


I know the water looked cold but it was actually nice that day.  Good for walking barefoot.


Rocks look so much different when wet like that,  but somehow would take on a different color when they’re dry.


Look what I found, white quartz.  This would be nice for the bath math I’m planning on doing.  I did not plan on going in the water that day so I have my paper bead necklace on and earrings (although not visible).


And this, would be nice as weight to hold those journal pages down while drying.


As you can see, the beach was deserted and quiet which I like, it’s so hard to be picking rocks when it is crowded like summer time.


I think I have enough here


Now, I have to get my rocks ready for my bath mat.  First wash them thoroughly and pick out the ones that you like.  This is just to add to my collection from last year.


I used a leftover piece of carpet or you can buy one by the yard at your local hardware store.  For glue, I used gorilla glue, which can also be found at your local hardware store.  I am not sure but I think it will also work if you just hot glue gun this to the mat but it’s worth a try.


Here it is, my very own bath mat made with rocks I picked out from the beach.


I just had to try it.  It felt really good on your feet.


I would like to try little rocks for a trivet, what do you think?  Thank you for stopping by.



  1. This is so cool I’ve seen mats with images of rocks on them in the past, but never one made with real rocks what a neat idea.

  2. Very creative. I was born in Cali, theres so many nice pictures you can take at the beach. The mat looks fantastic