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Natural Nautilus

About this design:

I started this one when we were on our recent cruise.

Somehow this huge Hill Tribe Silver nautilus seemed like it would look pretty with suede and gemstones dripping from the nautilus hole, so that's what started the gemstone and suede idea. Don't ask how hard it was to get the bar of sterling wire strung inside not to mention threading the little uncooperative strips of suede over the bar of sterling wire!

It's really pretty on and I made it with a long extender so it could fit a variety of necklines.


Gemstones, pearls, suede, hill tribe silver

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  1. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:


  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    It was worth the effort and lip-gnawing… it’s BEAUTIFUL!

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    You always make things look so beautiful! What a shell pendant!! it is magnifacent!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  5. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    This is lovely. So pretty.

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Now this is so cool!!!! I love the extender on this too.. Did you have a good time on your cruise??

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Gorgeous and unique design, love it!

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A very good idea, Shannon! This is stunning! Did you bring your bead on the cruise??

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:


  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Gorgeous! I love the suede look with the beads, and the nautilus with the dripping beads is beautiful.

  11. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    You are amazing…..

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks for checking this out. Yes, the cruise was wonderful … 10 days all the way down to the top of South America (Aruba, Curacao, Dominica, etc.). A cruise is definitely my favorite type of vacation … wake up every day in a different location without unpacking! :-)

    And I did take some of my beads with me and had time to work on a few things. I’ll post a few more things someday soon. SLS

  13. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Stunning design Shannon!! Glad you had a good time on your cruise.

  14. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Very, very cool! Just Gorgeous, Shannon!

  15. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wonderful design!! :)

  16. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:


  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! I can imagine how much work this was! It’s a stunner for sure! ;)

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