Shell Charms and Pearl on Chain

Big white and purple shells, formed by the tiny clam, can be found up to an inch thick. It’s amazing how they naturally develop, retaining their brilliant purple and clean white color, and become intricately encircled by rings, like a tree, telling their story…the magic of Mother Nature! They live two lives, created a-new by the ocean over years and years of tumbling, never touched by a machine, these shell fragments were harvested on beaches, displaying the endless shapes and shades created out of chaos at sea. These shells were picked on a blue beach, in Kennebunkport in northern Maine.

Two massive purple clam shells were tossed by the sea, and only these fragments remains banded with dark blues and white, one measuring 1¾ x 5/8 and the other measuring 1 x ½ has a dramatic gradient from purple to white. Accompanied by a tiny white 7/16 x ¼ Nutmeg cone shell, a 3/8 x ¼ pear shaped dark grey Keshi Pearl, and finally a ¾ x ¼ silver Leaf. The five charms were created through the process of Electroforming, and hang together on a fine recycled sterling silver 18”chain with a lobster closure.