A co-worker brought me a clipping from a magazine of a lovely tropical island-inspired bracelet and asked if I could make something similar. Of course I can! And mine will use much nicer beads and be finished much more securely than anything bought in a store.
I found these beads in brilliant shades of blue, green and purple. You can almost hear the ocean waves lapping on a sun-soaked white sand beach. I found neat bead caps that added an extra element to the bracelet while also making the strands hang better without getting all jammed up at the findings.
And I even had enough beads leftover for a matching pair of earrings.