Welcome to my vacation inspired post for Amazing Crafting Products. We recently returned from a two week trek across 10 states. One of the places we visited was Lake Michigan (the “beach” in my hometown). Besides the fact was not a balmy 78 degrees like it is in the ocean, it was a beautiful day for swimming, playing in the sand, finding drift wood and shells (yes even though Lake Michigan is a fresh water lake there are still shells.) I wanted to take those objects and create something that would always remind me of “home” it also had to be functional. I went to a local bead shop when I was home Noc Bay Trading Company and purchased some barrettes and other items, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this post.