After oxidizing the two shell pendants I have cast from the molds I made, it was time to try and string different beads and see which ones worked well with them.
These are the ones I found looked the nicest. On the first pendant:
The blue topaz
The orange topaz
The lemon quartz
With this first pendant I love how raw it looks, like I took off some layers from its center and uncovered a gem. Sort of a play on the pearl inside the shell.
On the second pendant:
The fresh water pearl
The amber and silver
The ruby and silver
The different tourmaline combinations.
I like that I’ve managed to make a shell pendant which in my opinion isn’t too tacky. I love the aged bronze color the shells have, and how it works well with the different stones. I also love the raw look of it, almost like a part was bit out of the shell (in the second pendant.)
Now I have to start listing them in my Etsy shop.