|May's Inspiration Photo|
May's "We're All Ears" inspiration is the Zig Zag Nerite shell - neritina communis.
This tiny sea treasure is just over a 1/2" in size. Each one is completely unique. The typical shell is black and white, but can have colors that range from cream and yellow to red and burgundy, proving to be a very variable species.
|Black and White Sea Glass Earrings available for purchase HERE|
When I saw our inspiration photo, I focused on the colors of black and white. When I think of the ocean, sea glass comes to mind. These earrings combine the colors of the shell with material that is often found mixed in with shells along the shore-sea glass. I used white crystals on what looks like clear sea glass and combined those beads with black sea glass from ZnetShows. I used large sterling silver french earwires for balance in the design.
|I imagine sea glass in this pile of sea shells on the beach|
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