When I go someplace on vacation, I typically bring back a special rock found along a shore or a shell. I have even been known to buy a necklace made with a local stone. While visiting the Outer Banks, I looked in several shops for a necklace made locally of shell and couldn't find anything. Google to the rescue and I decided to attempt to make my own. Several false starts and I finally had the proper tools, a dremel with a diamond coated, cone bit and water to keep the shell from overheating and breaking.
This first one was on a practice shell. The following have become necklaces with many more awaiting my inspiration.
With a little ingenuity, I have my own special memento from the Outer Banks made even more special as I collected the shells and made the necklace myself.