Hey everyone! I know it’s been forever since my last post, but I’ve been either sick with a cold or super busy. Everything has calmed down (a little), so I’ve had time to make a new item for the shop!
I love abalone shells. I have one in the bathroom that I use as a jewelry dish, and I have a small collection of abalone shell pieces that I’ve been wire wrapping to make necklaces. I sold the first one so quickly that I didn’t have a chance to post it here, and the second one was a custom piece. Both used sari silk ribbon with colors that perfectly matched the mother-of-pearl.
I decided not to use the sari silk ribbon for this item, though. I recently got some apatite nugget beads, and I’ve been dying to use them, and they seemed perfect for an abalone necklace. I made a chain with the apatite and some amethyst nugget beads, and wire wrapped one of my smaller pieces of abalone shell. This necklace really reminds me of all our family trips to the beach! You can click on the picture to see it on Etsy.
Abalone Necklace with Amethyst and Apatite Chain
I think maybe this week I will get back to some sari silk ribbon. Oh and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!