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Shell Beads

55mm Shell Round Pendant 
55mm Shell
Round Pendant

US$4.00/ ea

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12mm Abalone Paua Shell Coin Bead12mm Abalone
Paua Shell
Coin Bead

US$11.99/ 10 Beads

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20mm Irregular Polygon Blue Shell Beads20mm Blue
Irregular Polygon
Shell Beads

US$4.00/ 11 Beads

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16mm x 12mm Oval Grey Shell Beads16mm x 12mm
Grey Oval
Shell Beads

US$4.00/ 13 Beads

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20mm Irregular Polygon Grey Shell Beads20mm Grey
Irregular Polygon
Shell Beads

US$4.00/ 11 Beads

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30mm Flat Square Grey Shell Beads30mm Grey
Flat Square
Shell Beads

US$8.00/ 13 Beads

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Cube Beads

Black Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Blue Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Fuchsia Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Natural Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Purple Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Turquoise Blue Cube Shell Beads

US$1.25/ 8" Strand

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Nugget Beads

Black Nugget Shell Beads

US$2.00/ 8" Strand

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Blue Nugget Shell Beads

US$2.00/ 8" Strand

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Fuchsia Nugget Shell Beads

US$2.00/ 8" Strand

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Purple Nugget Shell Beads

US$2.00/ 8" Strand

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Turquoise Nugget Shell Beads

US$2.00/ 8" Strand

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Shell Oval Beads

Dark Gold Oval Shell Beads25 x 15mm
Oval Shell Beads
Dark Gold

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Dark Rose Oval Shell Beads25 x 15mm
Oval Shell Beads
Dark Rose

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Copper Oval Shell Beads25 x 15mm
Oval Shell Beads
Copper

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Pink Oval Shell Beads25 x 15mm
Oval Shell Beads
Pink

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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White Oval Shell Beads25 x 15mm
Oval Shell Beads
White

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Dark Rose Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
Dark Rose

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Copper Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
Copper

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Pink Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
Pink

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Purple Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
Purple

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Turquoise Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
Turquoise

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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White Oval Shell Beads with cutout center25 x 15mm
Oval Shell/ Cutout
White

US$3.00/ 8" Strand

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Coral Beads

Bamboo Coral Chip Beads

US$4.00/ 16" Strand

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Bamboo Coral Large Chip Beads

US$22.00/ 16" Strand

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Bamboo Coral Large Disc Chip Beads

US$12.00/ 16" Strand

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Bamboo Coral Medium Nugget Beads

US$10.00/ 16" Strand

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Red Coral Chip Beads

US$2.49/ 16" Strand

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Sponge Coral Drum Beads

US$10.00/ 16" Strand

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Freshewater Pearl Beads

Grey Mussel Shaped Freshwater Pearl Beads

US$3.00/ 16" Strand

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Dark Pink Rice Freshwater Pearls

US$6.00/ 16" Strand

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Green Rice Freshwater Pearls

US$6.00/ 16" Strand

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Purple Rice Freshwater Pearls

US$6.00/ 16" Strand

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Turquoise Blue Rice Freshwater Pearls

US$6.00/ 16" Strand

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White Rice Freshwater Pearls

US$6.00/ 16" Strand

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Dark Pink Irregular Freshwater Pearls

US$5.00/ 16" Strand

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Green Irregular Freshwater Pearls

US$5.00/ 16" Strand

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Purple Irregular Freshwater Pearls

US$5.00/ 16" Strand

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Turquoise Irregular Freshwater Pearls

US$5.00/ 16" Strand

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White Irregular Freshwater Pearls

US$5.00/ 16" Strand

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WHAT ARE SHELLS?

Anyone wandering an ocean beach can't resist the temptation to scan the sand for that special shell and it seems we are almost always rewarded with one. Our affection for shells has been with us for millennia dating back to the Stone Age.

When we create jewelry, we want to present an image beyond just our physical selves. Shells, pearls and coral can provide this milieu. This jewelry likely made some profound statement for our ancient ancestors and can still have great intrinsic value to the modern day jewelry maker.

Shells, pearls and coral can be purchased as beads or pendants that are predrilled or cut to allow stringing. They are treated for strength, dyed into a myriad of colors, cut to form uniform shapes or sorted for easy incorporation into jewelry.

Shells are the hard outer protective coverings (exoskeletons) of marine or freshwater creatures. Most of these creatures are soft bodied and when they die they leave behind shells. These shells can be found in great abundance on shores and beaches and some can be used as components of jewelry. Most jewelry grade shells, pearls and coral are produced on farms and are inexpensive.

THE PEARL

Perhaps the most famous ocean or freshwater jewelry component is not actually a shell but a Pearl. Pearls come from mollusks (oysters & mussels) and start their life as a grain of sand. The sand irritates the oyster and it creates a layer of nacre that covers the sand particle. The mollusk continues adding more layers and over time you get a natural pearl. Large round natural pearls or pearls that are created wild are rare and highly treasured. Most pearls today come from pearl farms and are known as cultured pearls.

WHAT IS CORAL?

When one thinks of coral as a color, we envision an orangey medium red color and this color can exist naturally, but there are many natural variations of this color. Coral is now commercially farmed and not considered endangered.

Generally you will find two types of jewelry coral - Sponge and Bamboo

Sponge Coral is formed by tiny sea creatures (polyps) that grow and die over generations and leaves a porous exoskeleton. These holes left by the polyps makes the coral look like a sponge and hence the name.

Bamboo Coral is a branchlike coral and has an appearance similar to bamboo. Natural Bamboo coral is grayish or inconsistent in color. This coral is generally dyed pink red or red for jewelry purposes.

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