Spiney Oyster Necklace
by Katie Kremer.
(USA- North Carolina)
I bought these Spiney Oyster discs a couple of years before I knew what to do with them!
Which is the case for most of my inventory… like a magpie, something catches my eye, I pluck (purchase) it and stash in my nest.
My taste for expensive stones required me to start generating some income, but I was terrified of selling my work directly to the public.
Etsy seemed the perfect solution.
I tried to figure out how to use the Spiney Oyster disks, began looking at Native American necklaces that used them, which eventually led to my design.
I also incorporated various stones that this magpie already had on hand, such as the Chinese red coral discs.
I did purchase the red jasper beads for finishing as the holes of the moonshell and sea sponge heishi were too small for me to weave the excess wire through.
Just had my third Etsy sale, and it was this necklace! I’m happy, but also a little sad, too….
For Love of the Stone