I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

White Coral and Black Lava Stone Jewelry Set

I have several pieces of coral...some I found on the beach, and some were given to me, and a few have been bought.

The other day, I was looking at some of these pieces, and that little light went off. You know, the one above my head, shaped like a light bulb?!

Some of my new supplies were these awesome black lava stone beads, and white South Sea shell pearls. I love the texture of the black lava stone beads! I'm also enthralled with the South Sea shell pearls! These are exquisite! Very large, smooth, perfectly round, and oh so white!

 This is a short necklace, it falls into the choker category, but has some hang to it. It is quite dressy, and I thought it would make an amazing set. So I made a matching bracelet and earrings.

I totally and completely adore this Coral, Lava Stone, and South Sea Shell Pearl Jewelry Set!

For Etsy relevancy it is called Coral Choker Necklace Jewelry Set for now. As long as it stays on the first page or two I'll stick with that "name"....but in my mind it is called Kilauea Meets the Sea, or Kilauea's Destiny. I used to name all of my pieces, and I think it makes them just a little more special!

I was thinking of working on my Etsy description in the listing. If I'm not in the right mood, or frame of mind, my descriptions are down right b o r i n g. ZZZZZZZZ. I think I could jazz it up a tad, but I don't want it to lose it's place in the search!

I have a few new listings, and I'll showcase some here, and some on my other blog! I also have a few new pretties in the works. I've been feeling creative, and just letting the juices flow. My crafty space is an utter disaster! I've been working with various metals, and have findings of every kind laying about, and 4 bead boards.

Yesterday I had a case of the dropsies, and didn't get anything done (except a listing and errands). I have also broken 5 shells this past week while drilling :(   Big time sad face, but I'm hoping for a great day with steady hands!

I still have several supplies I haven't even touched, so I'm off to play!

If you could pick a shell to have something made with it, what kind of shell, and what would it be???

:D
Del







11 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh Della, that is beautiful! I've pinned it on your board. I always thought a sharks eye would make a nice necklace.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Let me think! heehee! You know my favorite is the purpley lavender calico! I wore my earrings that you made yesterday. I was in Hobby Lobby and thought...wouldn't it be fun to see you there! You would take one look at my earrings and know me! lol Hope you feel good today...although with this drizzle of rain, it would be a nice day to rest! ♥

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Very pretty! Love the coral piece.

Kaybe said...

The coral looks so pretty with the black.

Sher said...

That is a beautiful necklace! I personally love the shorter ones. I find myself wearing those most often. You can tell by the photos of your jewelry that you use the best quality supplies. Good choice matching the coral with beading.

Shelly said...

That is so lovely! I adore coral and using it for jewelry is such a great idea!

julie cavender said...

I love your black and white together. So striking and elegant. Nice that you made a set of earrings and bracelet, too!

Cheryl Kraynak said...

I love it! I just got some black lava beads like that too!

Daniella said...

Such beautiful work Della! The shiny black and white look gorgeous!!
If I had a favorite shell? ? As often as I get to the ocean here, the only shell I really know is a clam shell!! LOL! No matter what shell you use, they are all awesome!!
xxDaniella

DaCraftyLady said...

Della, so pretty I just love your items. :) but I am partial to shells...you do beautiful work..thanks for the comment on my blog, be sure to enter my free giveaway on my blog..

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

This has to be one of the most unique and gorgeous works of jewelry art I've very seen. I love it. So classy with the black and white. Great job!

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