Featured bead: shell pearls

November 12, 2009

A.k.a. “Shellies”…


...maximize the shine per penny...

…with shell pearls…

Perfectly round every time!

...perfectly round every time!

I’ve challenged myself – – write 5 great things about shell pearls – – in 25 words or less 🙂

  1. Mixing real & faux!
  2. Awesome feel & cost!
  3. Durable!
  4. One of the few beads you can call pulverized!
  5. Coated with fish scales or pearl powder!

Does my nerdy enthusiasm for shell pearls shine through?  I hope so!  Get ’em in lots of colors & sizes from…well, you know where 🙂

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  • Reply Leslie Zabel November 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Nerdiness is showing but it’s all good. Never bought shell pearls before but you have me intrigued.

  • Reply Dave Robertson November 13, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Hi Leslie, you’ll enjoy these shell pearls very much – – really nice for designs that need pearly luster plus uniformity. You’d pay a lot more to achieve this with real pearls 🙂

  • Reply maneki November 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve got shell pearls of all sorts and I agree: They’re super! Know several beaders who use these instead of fw pearls or other imitations and I think it was they who initially made me how great shell pearls are.

    I’m still a bit annoyed with myself for not buying any shell pearls when I won the 25 $ gift certificate (on the other hand I bought those gorgeous montana/burgundy luster fp instead so I shouldn’t complain — my favorites right now.)

    BTW, Dave, thanks for you comment in my blog. 🙂

  • Reply Dave Robertson November 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    🙂 Hi Maneki, I only hope you could understand my attempt at writing in Swedish! I don’t completely trust those online translation sites…but I used one anyway…

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