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This wooden focal bead paired with watery blue-green shells is like an offering to the Rain Gods. The added bonus here is that our pet hermit crab, Mr.Chicken Lips, is getting a little air time on the web. I couldn’t resist pairing him with this necklace. This is perfect beach wear or summer party accessory. This will be for sale soon!

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These spikes originally from a sea urchin were found years ago at a little bead store in Santa Rosa, CA where I grew up. This was one of the first simple necklaces I made using seed beads and spikes. Part of my personal collection.

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Cherry Quartz glass doughnut nestled in a basket of woven netted wire and crystals, beads and golden pearls. This basket design mimic’s Eni Oken’s design almost exactly. I was looking for inspiration one day and ready to try something new. When I saw her design I thought, hey, I have those materials, let’s see if I can do it. And here is the result. Made to look like torn sea netting on the back the netted basket. The rest of the necklace is purely my own design. I cannot sell this due to copyright issues, I did not come up with the design of the basket. However, I will work out something different enough to be able to sell an altered version of this idea. Wait and see. Part of my personal collection.

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Beautiful Amethyst centerpiece adorned with silver mother of pearl and lilac freshwater pearls. Lots of gypsy dangles here to catch the light and delight the eyes. Matching earrings and bracelet. Part of my personal collection.

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Dragon Blood Jasper wire wrapped with a silver plated moon, crystals, labradorite and sterling silver wire. Along the length of the necklace there are small labradorite chips, snail shells,  green opal beads and a hand crafted sterling silver bail. Part of my personal collection.

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Turquoise  and amber glass beads with dark seeds lining the sides of the necklace. Tedious and time consuming to string but the look is well worth it. Part of my personal collection.