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, April 18, 2012

A Slice of Paradise

I very recently had a custom order that inspired me to start a new collection of jewelry!

This oh so cool and beachy lady contacted me via Etsy to create a custom and very unique necklace for her. She even drew the design of what she wanted, and I came up with the components to create it.
 It was so fun! Custom orders really are a blast and I love doing them! It took a few tweaks to get it just right, but she loves it. I can't wait til she see's the real thing! She should get it on Thursday. Yea!

The pendant is a slice of a laevistrombus canarium, or a conch shell. Specifically the dog conch. There are many types of strombus shells. I thought it was a fighting conch until I got my hands on it. It's smooth where a fighting conch has points.

So, I also ordered a few other sliced shells when I ordered hers. I just had to. I was inspired!

Drum roll please~

I'd like to unveil the beginning of my Slice of Paradise Collection!
Seeing the inside of the shells is awesome! I love the spiral swirl inside this lettered olive. You can see more pics, and the full descriptions in my Etsy shop!

A little something for everyone, both feminine and casual styles, for him and for her. I want to add to this collection soon....after I finish a few other things.

Do you think the name is appropriate???


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

OMG they are awesome. Very unique. I didn't know you do custome jewelry. Hmm

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

OMG - GORGEOUS! So unique. I've never seen anything like that Della. You hit this one right outta the park!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh Del....these are sooooo pretty. I think they are my favorite pieces out of your whole collection (everything is lovely) These are spectacular!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I am IN LOVE! I just went to your shop and saved some in my favs! The second one is amazing, Della! You've really made a line of jewelry that is special! (what am I saying? It's ALL so special!) I'm going back to look again! Enjoy your afternoon!

Migrainista said...

I love these!

Daniella said...

I love it!! The sliced shells are so unique! I've never seem anything like it! Leave it to you to find and design something so beautiful!!

The Beaded Pillow said...

Della, you clever girl you! Slice of Paradise is a perfect name for your new line! And it's beautiful! I love the new pendants! Now I have to visit your Etsy shop and snoop around!

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