One of the good things about the San Luis Pass / Surfside area is the shear amount of beautiful driftwood you can find. It has been especially good picking since all the rains we’ve had. I suspect that a lot of the driftwood comes from the rivers that empty into the Gulf of Mexico. I spend a good amount of time walking the beaches and collecting it. I like to make mobiles out of it.
I have crates and crates or driftwood. Once I get it home, I wash it and let it dry in the sun. Once dried I sort the pieces by size and shape. Some for mobiles, some for use in flower beads, some for wreaths. You can make a ton of stuff from driftwood! I guess my favorite use is for mobiles though. I also make lampwork beads so I like pairing the two.
These mobiles are offered for sale, here is a link to my shop. I hope you find something you fall in love with!