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Abalone from California

About this design:

I've had these abalone pieces for ages and just never got around to using them. The two with pearls are just chunks from shells that I found at a local beach shop. The other one is a mosaic of shell pieces. I'm particularly fond of pearls and abalone.


abalone shell, pearls, gunmetal and antique brass chains

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Nancy, I too love pearls and I like the way you combined them with the beautiful abalone shells.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Beautiful!!! I love the peacock pearl with the greens and golds in that piece of abalone.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love those, abalone and pearls look so good together :)

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Simple and clean design. Let’s the beauty of the abalone take center stage!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I agree with fresh baked, simply beautiful!

  6. Frida
    Frida says:

    Beauties :)

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These really speak to me. Simple and charming…and so beachy!

  8. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Reminds me of my grandma…she used to love to eat Abalone sandwiches when we went to Morro Bay.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, these are so lovely! There is a casual elegance to these — love the addition of pearls to the abalone! :D

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Hey everyone, thanks for all of the nice comments. There is something so perfect about abalone with pearls. I’ve got one more free form shell then I’m going to have to go shopping for a bunch more. :D

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wow, me too I love both and what a great idea to combine them this way, luv it!! Beautiful shells too :D

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