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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Seashell Necklaces Beaded with Pearls

Hellooooo and Happy Friday!

I sure did have a busy Thursday, whewww.
I worked on my custom order, went shopping for some things for my booth and some needed jewelry findings, made 8 new necklaces, started on the 9th....had 2 Etsy orders!!! and now I'm revamping my custom order. I'll explain that in another post. For now, let's get to those pearl necklaces!

This is a volute shell, the Voluta Laponica also known as a Harpulina shell. I didn't find much info on this shell, but they are from Sri Lanka.

They are really pretty shells, and the color and patterns vary a little from shell to shell.

I used glass pearls, GASP! because they looked the best with this shell. I wanted some color that went well with the mocha colored pearls, so I chose a dark amethyst. I'm a big fan of brown and purple together! I'm not a big fan of faux pearls, but they do come in some pretty colors. I have another glass pearl beaded creation coming soon...when I get some copper chain I ordered. I hope it's soon!

This necklace lays nicely, and would compliment many fall and winter sweaters. I do really love the brown and purple! I used to have a blog with a brown and purple theme :)

Out of these two, this next one is my favorite.

White on White!!! Love it! This Strombus Vittatus shell has been polished to reveal all white. It's a type of conch shell, and is from the Philippines.

White freshwater dancing (top drilled) button pearls, opal crystals, sterling chain, spacers, bail, and findings make this a lovely wedding necklace. It lays very nicely on a woman's chest....but not so well flat, or on a jewelry bust.

I tried taking this one on the black bust, too, but it just makes a glare You can't even make out what it looks like. I will be using it at the show to highlight this necklace, or another white/light necklace.

I would love to wear this!

Yesterday my hubby went by the printers.......

and picked up my custom made BANNER!!!!

It's nearly a replica of my business cards, but the bottom info is laid out a bit differently.
I can't wait to see it hanging!

Maybe I should have turned off the flash??? You will see this hanging for sure, In the daylight...I plan to get plenty of pics!

And ummmm the beach pail and flip flops....you will just have to wait and see....I have plans for the flips flops, and am working on a way to use the beach pail. You can't be beachy and not have a beach pail! Ohhhhh I think I have it! It just came to me heeehehehheee :D

I'm still not sure WHAT we are doing this weekend. Going SOME where, or working on my stuff????

I'll see you on Monday!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Danielle said...

Where is your booth going to be...at the First Friday Art Walk?

Della said...

Hi Danielle,
I usually respond via email, but you are a no reply blogger...and this is important! So...

There is a new craft show starting up around McIntosh/Micanopy, and takes place the 1st Saturday of Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec!!! It's behind/around Harvest Village, and starts at 8am. I hope to see you there!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

You are the beachy queen! Love those mocha colored pearls! and...Your new banner is fabulous!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Beautiful necklaces - I really like that double pearl strand.. And the banner turned out great!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your banner is beautiful! The printing really shows up well on the background. It will look great! Love the new necklaces, too. You always come up with new designs. The white is exquisite! Enjoy your day! See you later! Hugs!

julie cavender said...

Pretty necklaces! I think the faux pearls are fine! I'm guessing the banner is for craft shows. Ugh, we gave those up years ago because of my bad back. You go, girl!! Have a fun weekend, too. We're resting.

Cheryl K said...

Oh that white shell necklace is gorgeous! Love your banner, too! Yippee!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I cannot wait to see you all decked out for your show!! You have been on creative fire here lately!! Can't wait!!

Ames said...

I'm going to have to show your blog to my next door neighbor. She and her sister love tropical everything. I think she would really go for these necklaces. They are very pretty. You create such nice pieces.~Ames

Ames said...

P.S. I forgot to tell you that my husband said he went to Six Gun Territory in Ocala. He remembers riding a train back to the park. Do you?

Sheryl Hastings said...

Beautiful necklaces and I love your sign. I can't wait to see it all together. I wish I could stop by.

Hope you have a great weekend! I will be enjoying my 4 day weekend. No big plans but I'm busy creating in my craft room.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Sorry about the deleted post. I double clicked.

Eyelah said...

That looks great!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Della, your blog is a never ending summer at the beach... I love it! :)

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