|Paua Shell Necklace||
The luster of fresh water pearls and paua shell are an eyecatching combination.
The centre piece of this necklace is a wonderfully lustrous, drop-shaped paua shell pendant. These pendants are amazing, no two are the same. Paua shell reflects a beautiful, wide range of colours. The pendant measures 4.5cm (a little under 2 inches) from top to bottom.
To compliment the radiance of the shell pendant, I have used fresh water pearls in the necklace. The pearls used are peacock pearls, which are a dark colour with a gorgeous iridescence. I have also chosen to use to more organically shaped potato pearl in this design. There are four, large pearls and eight small, pearls used.
Six, labradorite, gemstone chips have been used to complete the necklace. Labradorite has a reflective surface similar to that seen in cats eye gems. Labradorite has a bluish flash through the surface, which resemble the reflections from a butterfly's wing. It is also said to be a stone of immense psychic protection.
In between all of these lovely precious stones are hundreds of pretty, tiny seed beads. These are of Czech origin which means they are of excellent quality. I have used two colours of seed beads. Firstly I've used clear, firepolished, hot pink lined seed beads. These are clear on the surface but the inside surface of the bead is coloured. Secondly I have used amethyst, rainbow, black lined seed beads. These are multi coloured with a black lining so the colours stand out.
I have used a sterling silver toggle and hoop clasp set on this necklace.
All of the beads used in this necklace are of the highest quality, I also use very strong beading thread which is reinforced where necessary.
The length of this necklace chain is a little under 19 inches. Including the pendant, the necklace is a little over 23 inches long.
This necklace took a little over 1 hour to complete.
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