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, February 13, 2013

Surf & Turf Seashell and Wood Bracelets

A couple of years ago I made some jewelry that I called 'The Surf & Turf Collection'. The surf being seashells, of course, and the turf being wood. I love things made of wood, and beads are no exception. Wooden beads can be very pretty.

Yesterday I got busy and put together a couple of seashell and wood bracelets....a new selection of surf and turf is coming! (surf and turf also happens to be one of my favorite dinners...YUM steak and lobster!)

When I saw these beads come up on Etsy, I had to buy them. They are shell beads, and I think they are mini mussel shells....I've eaten lots of mussels, and that's what they look like.

They are highly polished, and resemble polished tortoise shell.

The wood beads are coconut, and I used glass button pearls to accent the purple in the shell beads.

For my next surf and turf bracelet, I used one of mom's Mexico shells. An olive shell.

Coconut beads in the shape of lets say railroad ties...that's what they remind me of. Small white glass pearls separate each coconut bead.

I love shells that are drilled by nature....it saves me so much time :)

I used large lobster clasps on these bracelets for ease of fastening for those who don't trust a toggle...and there are many of you out there. I can of course change to a toggle at your request...no extra charge :)

This bracelet is so cute around the wrist!

I'm really glad I got a chance to play, I mean WORK yesterday! And I actually did get some real work done and listed several new bookmarks in my shop. I also listed the necklace I showed you yesterday, and my starfish headbands. I'm having to get into my stuff that is packed for shows, take photos, and then blog/do listings. I prefer to make the item, then take my pics...before it gets put away....but I was in a mad rush to get things done a few months ago, and things did not go as per normal. I'm going back and doing it now ;)

I have many items you haven't even seen, and it's my goal to get them in the shop...and the blog!

So, I'll see ya soon with something new!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well you are certainly being very productive girl! I love those coconut shell beads. Interesting and beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That very first one looks like what I love to wear! I better keep an eye on your Etsy store! A girl can never have too much surf and turf! heehee! Sweet hugs!

Daniella said...

Very nice work! Those highly polished beads are so fancy, and I love the look of the railroad ties too!!!
Can't wait to see more! Your work is amazing!!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Both bracelets are nice but the first one is stunning. So pretty!

Migrainista said...

Those mussel shells are extraordinary, I can see why you had to have them.

Eyelah said...

Those look great. I really like the wood bead and shell combination.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Those are both great! The bottom bracelet reminds me of one of the trails at my dunes. It's a spot off Trial 8.

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