Shell and Pearl Pendant Necklace with Sterling Silver beads and PVC Cord
Pearl and shell pendant necklace
Another addition to my Pearl and Shell collection. When walking the coastal beaches of the east coast of Australia my attention in invariably drawn not to perfectly formed shells but rather, fragments of shells.
This cowrie shell fragment is exactly as it was formed and smoothed by the Pacific Ocean. I have added freshwater pearls to the inside curve of the shell using sterling silver wire beads and caps. A Santoprene cord (PVC) is fixed to the bail loop as it is less abrasive than a metal chain. I only pick up shells when the inspiration strikes at that instant and I know what I am going to do with the shell visualising how it will look.
Approximate overall maximum dimensions are: shell 55mm top of bail to bottom of shell; 13mm wide; 8mm deep; pearls 5-7mm oval, 6-7mm round & 8-11mm oval. Cord length 45cm.
This is a one of a kind pearl and shell pendant with a sensual touch of the sea. A statement for any occasion.