I spun some more yarn... this time with small shells!
First I dyed some white roving into beachy colors using commercial food coloring I bought at Smart and Final.
Then I spun up the yarn starting with with the sand colors and progressed to the sea and sky so when it is knit or crocheted, it should make somewhat of a landscape.
I plied the yarn with holographic metallic thread that I had strung with small shells I got in Hawaii recently. (That took a LONG time!)
I'm really happy with the results! the stats: 80 yards, 3.5 oz.
Makes me want to go back to Hawaii though!