When I first saw the elliptical shell beads at HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I knew that they would be perfect for my annual autumn necklace. The cut shell beads have a nice rainbow iridescence. I'm not sure exactly why I feel the need to make an autumn necklace every year but perhaps it's because we don't have a true fall season....so I have to wear it...LOL! Anyway, I also wanted this necklace to reflect the current trend of shell jewelry.
This close-up shows a bit of the rainbow colors on the elliptically cut shell beads. Actually all five of the pieces have a very alluring opalescent sheen. I strung the shells on dark orange beading wire and finished off the closure with silk cord. This necklace took me only about 2-3 hours to create so it could be easily reproduced for gifts. Go take a look at the many shell beads available at BFC and you should be inspired to make some wonderful Xmas gifts. Thanks for visiting this site and please leave a comment if you have some time.