Once upon a time there was a capiz sea shell curtain all tangled up living at World Market. Not sure what to do with it, employees walked by it for several months pretending to ignore it. One night i had a vivid dream with images of all the possibilities of things to create with these poor battered shells. So pressured by the guilt that these shells would end up in a stinky dumpster, i bought the curtain. I could almost hear the sea shells screaming thank you.
For sea shell geeks,
Placuna placenta, also known as capiz or windowpane oyster, is a bivalve
marine mollusk in the family of Placunidae.
Oysters and their
pearls were once held sacred by the Celts. The Cauldron of Regeneration
is said to have been lined with pearls, and when Morgana Goddess of
the Sea appeared in the guise of the moon, she was called the ‘Pearl of
The neck sculpture is
about 21 inches long and closes with a bronze lobster clasp. It can be
gently "scrunched" to be made smaller or a different shape as the wire
is very easy to manipulate. The green sea shells are 2.25 across and
the teal blue shells are 2 inches across.
This necklace makes a
statement and is not for a shy woman. Its bold and beautiful. Wear with
confidence. A lovely accessory for an elegant evening, sea cruise or
beach vacation. I have several pairs of earrings created from the capiz
shells that could be worn with this necklace.
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