A great mix of colours! Perfect for the sunshine. Looks great on it's own or layered up with your other necklaces.
This necklaces is made with bright vinyl disc beads and I have a hung a cowrie shell in the centre. Finished with a lobster clasp, easy to take on and off. Colours include nearly all colours possible!!! Pink, red, white, yellow, blue, green, purple, black, orange, lime green, pale blue...They are put on in a totally random mixed up order.
I love working with vinyl disc beads. They maybe tiny and fiddly and I need to take breaks when working with them, but with the multi colour designs that I create, I love the fact that no two pieces will be the same as I don't follow a colour pattern, meaning you will always have your own unique piece (as you can see from one of the pictures showing two necklaces together, they are all different).
Hailing from the villages of West Africa, these brightly coloured discs are modelled after traditional Ghanaian Coconut Beads. Also known as African Vulcanite beads because they were originally made from vulcanized rubber, now they are more commonly made from using recycled phono records cut up in a sequin-like fashion.
The necklace is approximately 42 centimeters long with a 2 inch silver plated extension chain, taking the full length to approximately 47 centimeter
The shells I collected from my time working in the travel industry, particularly when I visited French Polynesia, the hotels gave their visitors shells as a welcome. I have drilled the holes myself and it's great to put these shells into use in jewellery.
Materials used -
- One Cowrie Shell
- 4mm Vinyl Disc Beads
- Silver Lobster Clasp
- Clear Beading Cord
- 2 inch Silver Plated Extension Chain