I didn't get a chance to blog about this one, and I do love it sooooooo much!
This Olive Shell is naturally shiny! They come out of the ocean just like this. I have found several nice Olive Shells! I have also found some that have been tossed around in the surf, and are really rough, missing the spherical tip, and matte instead of shiny.
I felt that this shell was begging to be paired with browns. I had some beads that felt like suede, or a very supple, soft leather. They were actually a rubberized lucite bead. I also had some mocha colored glass pearls, and these all needed an earthy metal to go with them. I love antiqued copper, and it was the natural choice. I wish I could find a picture of the entire necklace on the display stand, but I can't!
This is the best photo I have of the entire necklace.
I sold this necklace last month. I actually got a little teary when packaging it up to ship it off to it's new home. It was like saying goodbye to a special friend. I sure wouldn't mind feeling that way again, though!
I'll make sure that my next post is on something available, if it's a jewelry post. I just had to share this lovely Olive with you.