In the challenge package were two blue silk ribbons, 4 mm wide.
However the blue didn't fit anywhere, only at the very bottom of the pool.
I could only think of flowers, they are made with loop stitches and a colonial knot in the center.
Here I have added the first beads in the pool: two glass beads from the package, sequins from the special fabric and glass beads from the bead mix in the package.
How the shells are fastened, is described here.
A special shell shape is caught under the net.
More grasses are added and herringbone stitches at the top, which I later removed.
Three MOP birds.
The two large ones (mum bird and dad bird) were in the package, the smaller one (baby bird) is from my own stash.
All about the "Message in a bottle challenge" can be found here.