Shea shell and pearl pendant

This pendant is hand made using a sea shell that I found on the shores of the ocean in Portugal. The town of Cascais was an ideal place to collect shells on the sandy beaches. True it takes some searching to find inspiring items; but when you find it – it just allows for imagination to flow. due to the shimmering light of the shell – i felt introducing a pearl in the pendant would create a story for this piece.

The shell has been coated with clear varnish to preserve it from the effects of the atmosphere. Nestled in the wire wrapping is a cultured pearl. The wire wrapping is made using tarnish resistant silver plated copper wire.

The pendant is reversible; if can be used either with the pearl showing or its back of the shell. This pendant would suit anyone who like eco jewelry or jewelry made from up-cycled materials.

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If you wish to purchase this item you can do so by visiting my Etsy page: Sea shell pendant