Making Shell Flowers - Creating a Pearl and Shell Flower Necklace



Purchased pendants upper right of table
I am very excited to have stumbled into a great new way to make Shell Flowers on my jewelry that is exciting and original to me!

I have decided to focus on neutral colored shell and pearl jewelry but in the course of creating such items I have found something I not only enjoy doing but am having great results.

It all started when I bought some quality wire and pearl pendants from my supplier, they were nice, but not really nice enough for what I had in mind.(See photo on left, pendants are upper right corner).

wired petals
 I was also looking at some other wired shell mother of pearl petal flowers from my supplier and while they have a good product they were not very well put together and looked as if they would be flimsy and flop around.

This is undesirable in my designs, I want to know that when the necklace comes off and goes in the drawer it will come out looking as good as it went in.

So I set about making my own flowers from MOP shells making them stronger and more desirable.

Putting the petals on a split ring
Wiring the petals so they are stable.
 I wired the petals, slipped them on a ring and then wrapped the center of the petals in a wire spiral to keep them from flopping around.

I was so happy with the results I repurposed the purchased pendants by separating the center from the wired backing and then using the center of the flower on the front and the rest of the "foliage" was used as backing.

As you can see this makes a terrific flower!

NOTE: Some unscrupulous sellers on the net are using seller photos and listings from etsy on other sites claiming to be the makers and offering to make this item custom for you. Alibaba is notorious for doing this as well as many other sites.

Pearls center added on top and rest of purchased wired pendant used as backing.
While I have no objection to anyone using my processes to make jewelry similar to mine, (or I wouldn't post the tutorial), stealing pictures, descriptions and posting them as "ME" is wrong.

Always make sure if you are on a site that you are dealing with the REAL artist. Drop them a note, start a conversation and if it doesn't feel right or the price is extremely low, you are probably not dealing with the Original Artisan.

Real Designer Jewelry costs real money. I back every piece I sell, if for any reason you need repairs or are unhappy with a purchase, I will GLADLY do whatever I can to make it right.

My reputation is worth more to me than any money I could ever make on a sale.

The actual listing for my item is HERE and below is the listing description used in case you are interested in purchasing this necklace or if you want to check out my Etsy shop, I sell no where else but Etsy.

The Glorious results! Note the two other self-made pearl flowers on the left side of the necklace.
Designer Champagne Pearl Necklace Floral Unique Design Mother of Pearl Statement Triple Strand. Statement chunky mother of pearl sea shell beads, with grade A++ Champagne pearls with freshwater pearl corsage and pearl flower accents.

This beautiful Mother of the Bride cocktail necklace features texture and stability, the individual elements allow flowing movement reflecting the natural hue of colors of the freshwater pearls that shifts from pink to creamy neutrals.

This 38" Necklace is strongly clasped with a large silver lobster claw clasp that adds both security and today's latest fashion Look. For added appeal the corsage can be removed and worn separately.

This is the first in my limited series of Designer Pearl Necklaces featuring mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearls and gemstone natural elements combined to create earthy, natural, unique fashion that can be worn for elegant formal evening wear or for your Boho shopping extravaganza with equal grace and appeal.

I will be glad to customize this necklace with personal charms or any way you need it to make it more your own personal taste or design a special necklace just for you! I have already done so for a customer in Tasmania, here is the listing for this item, https://www.etsy.com/transaction/87057555

I love to make custom jewelry that reflects my Clients tastes and desires, let me design an original piece for you today!

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthgoods4thespirit

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