Samudra , I struck upon the idea to make another necklace , a more formal one this time , inspired by the Sea . Since the components I had were more or less off white in color and natural , I decided on using one of the shells from my collection as the focal piece . It was easy to choose the simple white one from the lot , as it had the thinnest shell , (which would make my task of drilling a hole quite easy or so I thought)
But drilling a hole into the shell proved to be quite an ardous task as I did not have a proper drill . Making do with the bead reamer that I had , I carefully cracked the shell with the tip of the reamer , praying it would not be damaged , as it was a new one that I had got recently . Carefully widening the hole and making it round I inserted the metal chain and created the tassel using vintage glass leaves , mother of pearl , and crystal beads , along with pearls.
It was fun to make the tassel as I desperately need to perfect my wire wrapping skills and this task would give me that chance . To add a touch of drama , I added the clasp not at the back , but in front . It would also serve the purpose of holding and balancing the heavy tasseled shell .
And so , here`s my newest necklace Deep Sea Treasures . I hope you have as much fun reading this post as much as I had creating this , as I now feel slightly more confident of using mixed media in my jewellery creations !
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