Necklace made from one 30mm spiny oyster cabochon. Chain is made from black half-moon beads interspersed with 3mm faceted turquoise beads. Beads around cabochon are the same 3mm faceted turquoise beads. Black polyester fiber throughout. Silver hook-and-eye clasp with crystal 2-inch extender chain. Back side of piece is finished with ultra-suede.
Spiny oyster is a deep water shell known for its colors that range from orange to purple to red. Spiny oyster shell is highly valued for use in art and jewelry pieces, and it is getting harder and harder to find. I found some at the Tucson gem show a couple years ago and have been making pieces with my collection. This cab is a nice bright orange-red color.
Necklace length: 16 inches, adjustable up to 18 inches with extender chain.