I read Smeddleys post on her zentangle project an started going through all her wonderful projects, until I came upon her stitch marker swap. Then the usual Pinterest binge ensued and I ended up with beautiful and hopefully long lasting stitch markers. I hate the commercial ones and didn't have any. I used metal rings I had lying around.
The shells were collected maybe 20 years ago on a family trip. I used fishing line, held together by one of these handy crushable beads for jewelry and glued it into the shell with. So basically destashing at the same time.