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Necklace I made

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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Made from quahog shell that I cut and polished, leather strap, wooden beads, and painted a crow on it. My first attempt painting shell.

by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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JaymeAnn2255
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM

How cute!!  I like it!!

miralerk
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM
thats cute
KatieFlower
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM

very nice! you did a great job 

Jynnifer292
by on Jun. 10, 2009 at 8:08 AM

 Thanks. I resorted to painting it after several attempts to carve a picture and shattering the shells. I don't have the patience. lol 

Supervane
by Platinum Member on Jun. 10, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Very nice artwork! Looks abstract if your not paying attention to the detail.

The only observation I will make - Maybe its just the picture - is that the paint looks kinda flat on there. I suggest maybe a sealent on there or maybe even carving outline around the crow (if you are having difficulty with the carving try a diamond dremmel). Or just experiment with a different type of paint to give it more demension 

P.S. if you have whole sale prices hit me up. I just started my own Pearl import business I have been looking for reasonable Shell & Mother of Pearl Jewelry.

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Jynnifer292
by on Jun. 10, 2009 at 8:46 AM


Quoting Supervane:

Very nice artwork! Looks abstract if your not paying attention to the detail.

The only observation I will make - Maybe its just the picture - is that the paint looks kinda flat on there. I suggest maybe a sealent on there or maybe even carving outline around the crow (if you are having difficulty with the carving try a diamond dremmel). Or just experiment with a different type of paint to give it more demension 

P.S. if you have whole sale prices hit me up. I just started my own Pearl import business I have been looking for reasonable Shell & Mother of Pearl Jewelry.

Thanks. I have a diamond tip. The problem seems to be that the type of shell is brittle and is made up of layers that chip off easily. I don't know how the hell Native Americans made those perfect little beads out of it. I suspect it took them forever. I could probably use a little more silver in the paint to do some more shading on it.

If I ever get to the point that it doesn't take me two hours to make one, perhaps I will sell them. lol I am also not sure what would happen when they get wet which makes me think that a sealant of some sort would be a good idea.

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