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Abalone with Pearl


About this design:

The abalone in this pendant is the last one I purchased at a little surfer shop in Ocean Beach other wise known as OB. Lots of interesting people there like surfers, skate boarders, and long haired communist hippy folk singers. (snicker, grin) It is definitely one of the more colorful areas in San Diego.

I chose a slightly greenish pearl to go with the shell. I had tried a different one that was darker but it got lost in the abalone rainbow. I've sold several of this style pendant in the last year. Abalone is always gorgeous and eye catching.

The chain used with this pendant is from LB and it is one of my favorites. Since I started ordering it I've probably used more the 50 feet. Hope it is never discontinued.

Components:

abalone shell, fresh water pearl, copper chain, hand made hook clasp, copper bead

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  1. Designs 2 njoy
    Designs 2 njoy says:

    Love the shell with pearl pendant – color is perfect!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    The colors are just gorgeous in that abalone shell, and the pearl looks right at home. The metal choice is perfect! Beautiful piece!

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That abalone pendant looks like a watercolor painting…gorgeous. Beautiful necklace.

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Pearl and pendant are a perfect match…gorgeous!

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Amazing abalone pendant – - and you’ve done exactly the perfect thing with it !

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! OB sounds like my kind of place!

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! The colors of the abalone shell are absolutely amazing and the pearl looks like it was put there by nature!

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    O.B. oh my! I lived there for many years and went to Point Loma High. My son was born there also. Love your necklace.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Delicious colors and design!! I am moving there immediately! :)

  12. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    The shell and pearl are perfect for each other. The cool colors of the pendant look great with the warmth of the copper.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Beautiful!!

  14. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Beautiful Nancy…love it. Abalone & copper, would never thought of using them together. Now I will.

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    That pendant is amazing and your pearl addition is perfect! You’ve paired it perfectly with that chain, it’s just beautiful.

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. Glad you like my combo. I may have to make another trek to the surfer shop and see if they have more abalone. Most of what I can find now is the beautiful N.Z. shell. Love it but I really like the more rustic quality of the local abalone shell.

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is beautiful, love it with the copper chain too!!

  18. marenannbead
    marenannbead says:

    Love the abalone and pearl combination! Perfect for communist hippie folk singers. :-)

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