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!