Gems from the sea
Shells are one of the most beautiful things on earth. Mother-of-Pearl is so exquisite and used for so many luxury items. I love to use all types and shapes of shells in my jewelry designs. I shop for shells all over the world, attending many trade shows that have the best variety. One of my favorite shows for unique shells is the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which takes over the city of Tucson, AZ for several weeks in February. I will be attending the trade show soon in Nimes, France soon and hope that I might find some new shell ideas.
My designs with sea shells are hand knotted in silk and incorporate hand crafted sterling components which add to the beauty and style of the necklace. My favorite shell is abalone which is pretty difficult to fine these days, but I love the hunt for the unusual and never get tired of searching for unique treasures that I can add to my art jewelry.