Alright, I'll be honest and tell you that even though we were all miserably sick last week I did find some time to slip online and order some new beads. It all started when a friend lost one earring and needed me to make a replacement. I didn't have the big swarovski crystals in stock any more so I needed to order them. While I was online I stumbled upon some STUNNING new shell beads!
The beads arrived today and I've already made several pairs of earrings. (If you pre-ordered yours are ready to be picked up!) The shell coins are flat, thin and have a lacquered finish. They're earth-friendly, too, because they're cut from mussel shells that are discarded after being cultivated and harvested for food. One side is the rough, outer shell and the other side, which faces out, is irridescent and flashy, giving these earrings a LOT of shimmer! Here's an example image:
These beauties are only $6 per pair and can be purchased directly from me (local friends only) or on my website with $1.50 shipping. I have the red, warm chocolate brown, vivid aqua and warm gold colors pictured in stock now. TONS of other colors are coming and I am accepting pre-orders for black, silver gray, purple, pink, hot pink, orange, lime green and dark blue OR any combination of 2-3 colors. Might I add that the photo above doesn't come close to capturing how gorgeous these earrings are. Trust me, you'll want more than one pair!
Special Note: The lacquer finish cannot be exposed to harsh chemicals such as tarnish remover, jewelry polish or swimming pool water. Earrings are approximately 1.75 inches long NOT including the ear wire, which I would classify as being a medium-long length. Single drop earrings can be purchased directly from me for $2.50 if you'd like something smaller.
P.S. We're leaving town early in the morning on August 6 and won't be back until August 11. Orders placed August 5 and later won't be filled until I'm back home. So TODAY would be a great time to order! LOL!