Flagstone dry lay pathway- the stone can come in a variety of sizes and colors. I prefer dry lay because it allows the stones to slight shift over time without cracking the cement and causing the walkway to need a rehaul.
I did this around our firepit seating area. Mixed sea shells and coloured beach coloured stones, all from thrift stores, in with the pea stone. The grandkids love it.also like burying them into the pea stone and then digging them back up.
The patio space is prepared with a layer of crushed stone in order to insure perfect drainage and avoid a wet surface. After compaction a layer of stone dust is installed on which the pea stone is spread out.