Then she told me I should post pictures of beads I have and let people pick out what beads they want in a piece of jewelry. What a great idea! I told her that I have made jewelry for people who showed me an outfit they just bought, and I love doing stuff like that. After sending pictures and brainstorming as to what she wanted, we came up with carnelian, rose quartz, and some white beads I have that are actually made of crushed sea shells. They went perfect with the scallop shell!
I wrapped the shell with some silver tone wire and laid out the beads. It was getting late, so I set them aside until this morning.
Ta da!!!!! What do you think? I love it, and so does she! She had also asked if I could make a pair of earrings to go with the set, and I just happened to have those same beads in a little bigger size. She wanted a more substantial earring, so these are perfect.
These colors are prefect together! When you look up the properties of these crystals, they go quite nicely, as they are calming stones.
I love the look of them together. This set will be great for summer, and will take her right into fall. She lives close to the ocean, so this is a perfect set for her. She told me she has a cute summer dress to go with them. Hope she sends a picture, because I can't wait to see her wear it.
The necklace is about 24" long plus the 2 1/2" long shell, so it is a great length. I added a fancy toggle clasp, which makes it easy to put on.
So, what do you think?
I love working with natural stones and wire wrapping shells. I also love looking for the shells, because one of my favorite places to be is at the beach!
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Whether she cruises the high seas on a ship, hang tens on a surfboard or just likes a quiet walk along the shores...Wearing a creation from TappingflamingoBling will keep her favorite places close to her heart and soul.