Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pearls on Abalone Shell

Pearls on a Shell....the center of the "shell" is a silver flower motif with silvery grey pearls. I happened to find silver pearls that perfectly matched. I know it is a little fussy for some jewelry lovers but it just seemed to "speak" to me that it just had to be done in this fashion. I found, in my stash, grey Swarvoski crystals that were from a broken necklace that belonged to my Momma. Walla! This necklace was born.....
First I encased the round abalone shell with tiny teal delicas then I just started adding the pearls where ever they wanted to go. Next came the cluster of pearls to make four beads. I did peyote stitch beads over a piece of tubing then added the crystals and larger and smaller pearls in between.
Someone left a comment that the projects that I make "must take hours", yes, they truly do take numerous hours for each piece. This one took me over 22 hours! A while back my hubby and I figured out, if I sold a piece for $85.00 then I would be getting paid (something near) $.08 cents an hour. If I did not love this process so much then it would not be worth it but I loose track of time when I am beading. One can not charge for anything that they love to do.
I hope you like this piece as much as I do. Now on to another new project that I just came up with tonight and I am anxious to get started....
Don't forget to turn in your ideas for my dollies name so that you too might receive one of my creations!!
Blessings to each one of you, Sharon

13 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for your nice comment about my violets!! Laurie

Myrna said...

Oh! This is SO beautiful! Wonderful job!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Julia said...

That's another gorgeous piece of jewelry and just my colors. Very beautiful!!

Betty said...

This is beautiful. Your jewelry is always little pieces of art.

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Sharon....we must always listen to our heart, the first thought, feeling is the truest.
This is beautiful...I know it is breathtaking in real life!

When you get a chance, stop by my blog...I have a little surprise for you!

Love,
Lynn♥

Liberty said...

Sharon,

This piece is the most beautiful! Your detail on the shell is exquisite and delicate. Oh my! Thanks for stopping by, I missed all blogging ladies.

Blessings,
Linda

The Whispering Poppies said...

Such a stunning creation. Your work is meticulous.

Sorry to not be blogging lately... summer with my children has been my priority lately while my blog and etsy shop have taken a temporary backseat. But I do have some wonderful things for the swap... =)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Your creations are gorgeous Sharon!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Your creation is just gorgeous! I love it♥

Thank you so much for visiting my blog yesterday! Loved your story about the keys!

candice xo

The Rustic Victorian said...

Really amazing Sharon. I like to call it The Element Of Love,,,its not about $....wish it was a better economy...wish for alot of things ....mostly I wish you happiness in your incredible craft.
Isn't the weather wonderful this weekend.
Marcie

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! That necklace is just the most BEAUTIFUL thing ever...You really did such an amazing job. I'm just speechless.All your jewlery is just so pretty...
STephenie

Barb said...

Sharon,
This is a beautiful piece,and i can see it is a labor of love.
blessings,
Barbara Jean

Viola said...

Fabulous piece, Sharon! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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