Handmade jewellery, using Paua Shell in my unique jewellery designs.

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Nature is very generous and gives us many beautiful materials to work with and I love to add this stunning shell to my handmade jewellery. This necklace is a unique jewellery design and I have added semi-precious stones blue agate and black onyx to this unusual necklace to compliment the natural colours in the shell

This stunning paua shell and semi-precious necklace design is a unique handmade jewellery design.

The stunning paua Shell was the inspiration for this design and I have taken some polished bands of this shell and created a long pendant by spacing these bands with small round sterling silver beads. These bands of paua shell are irregular and I have used them in a couple of my other unique jewellery designs so even though it may have the same pendant design they will all be a little bit different.

This shell has so many different colours that seem to change when it moves there are many semi-precious stones that you can use to compliment the shell and with this piece of handmade jewellery I have decided to highlight the natural blue colours in the shell with semi-precious blue agate and to intensify the colours I have used semi-precious Black Onyx.

The Paua Shell pendant sits in the centre of a necklace that has been created from round and teardrop shaped semi-precious black Onyx beads and in these I have placed long teardrop shaped blue agate beads, with the unusual semi-precious jewellery design I have used a sterling silver hook and eye clasp as a fastener.

Paua Shell is found in New Zealand and if you were ever to visit New Zealand you would see this shell being used everywhere not only in handmade jewellery but also used to add decoration to other things like jewellery boxes, ornaments and other beautiful items. There are many paua shell jewellery designs around but with my unique designs I have tried to produce designs that are a little bit out of the ordinary and these pieces are only available here at Making A Statement Jewellery UK

 

With this unique paua shell necklace I have chosen to crate a pair of long elegant semi-precious earrings to compliment the design. I have created this handmade jewellery earrings from the same long drop agate earrings that I have used in the same long blue agate beads that I added to this beautiful unique paua shell necklace. I do try to make earrings that compliment my handcrafted jewellery designs and this pair are the perfect compliment to this necklace design but the earrings are stunning and will look beautiful worn on their own

 

 

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