Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

Gifts from the Sea… September 10, 2016

Filed under: Archives — Fresh Baked Designs @ 4:54 pm

For a few days this summer, we hosted a missionary family of four from Kyrgyzstan…home for the summer and enjoying everything Southern California has to offer a family with preteens.  They took off camping for a few weeks and borrowed some of our gear for their trip.  What a lovely surprise was tucked inside the backpack when the gear was returned! A large baggie of shells and beach goodies.

With some drilling help from the Mr., I put together these two necklaces and a pair of earrings with a few of these gifts from the sea…

 

With sponge coral coins, jasper tubes, and silver beads…

              (Love the color of those sponge coral beads!)

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With mother of pearl, Czech glass, and wood chips…

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With sponge coral coins, silver beads,

and mother of pearl…

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Mother Nature is the best jewelry supplier, isn’t she?  

Do you have any gifts from Mother Nature you use in your jewelry designs?

 

 

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2 Responses to “Gifts from the Sea…”

  1. mlsjewel Says:

    Lovely. Please be sure to drill shells under water with a mask on. Shell dust is toxic.


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