|ZnetShows surprised me with cute mini conch shells|
Artisan Whimsy members that previously signed up for this 5x5 were invited to join in a huge Sea Glass Blog hop. ZnetShows surprised me with a beautiful spectrum of mini conch shells to have fun with. ZnetShows sells retail but mostly wholesale beads. They have a wide selection and great prices. There are pendants, beads, the usual and some unusual finds to be had. These conch shells
remind me of sea glass.
|The size of these shells provide lots of design opportunities|
I was surprised at the size of the mini conch shells. They are larger than a penny. They are a wonderful size for earrings.
|Red mini conch shells paired with silver available for purchase at BayMoonDesign Etsy store|
The mini conch shells are large enough to be used on their own for earrings. I used 22 gauge, non tarnish silver wire and large sterling silver earwires.
|Orange Mini Conch Shell Earrings available for purchase at BayMoonDesign Etsy store|
The mini conch shells are also a good size to use with another bead to create a pair of long dangles. I wire wrapped the orange mini conch shells with 22 gauge bronze wire and added yellow and orange lampwork beads to make a great pair of summer earrings.
|Lavender Conch Shell|
|Red, White, Blue Necklace available for purchase at BayMoonDesign Etsy store|
These mini conch shells are also great for bracelets and necklaces. Red, white, and blue are great colors for the summer. We have Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. All of these holidays are associated with our red, white, and blue flag. This is a great patriotic looking necklace for any of those holidays. I took a beautiful silver chain and a charm holder that I had on hand and added a white coin pearl, and 2 mini conch shells that I wire wrapped using the same method that I used for the red conch earrings.
Thank you ZnetShows for giving me the opportunity to use these mini conch shells in my designs. I appreciate the opportunity.