Monday, 19 April 2010

Making a Statement

I usually veer towards making jewellery in soft muted colours, such as blush, dove grey and creams, unless I am working to commission - then  I will work with every colour of the rainbow! 

I was given these stunning Paua shells by Davids Aunt Elaine on her return from a trip to New Zealand.  I decided to hand-drill them and marry them with shimmery button pearls, and a tad of vintage crystal - the Paua shells being offset to the edge of the necklace - not the centre. 

The colours in these shells are amazing, ranging from green, gold, blue to purple. The effect is stunning, a very striking statement piece indeed!

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