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!