Mussel Shell Earrings in Sterling Silver

By Natalie Reed Fine Jewelry, Natalie Reed



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Mussels were another treasure I loved to collect along the shoreline as a girl. Every mussel shell is unique, except for its mirror image. Its rough, lined texture is not just an intriguing surface, but a sign of its years, its journey. These earrings were hand carved in wax, each line carefully cut and sculpted to replicate the mottled blue ribs found on the water’s edge. After being cast using the lost wax method, I clean up the imperfections and apply a stippled texture. Finally I put a black patina on and polish it back to highlight the texture to the fullest. They are available on posts or earwires. To order these earrings in gold, platinum, or with gemstones of your choice, please visit

Metal/precious (Sterling Silver)

.5 x .75 inches

About the artist

Natalie is based in Minot, Maine where she has her home studio and lives with her two cats. As a child, she spent many afternoons beachcombing and adventuring on Vinalhaven’s rocky coast, and began collecting sea glass, unusual rocks, urchins, and shells. She has always had a deep love for the ocean, with its power and mystery always drawing her back. In 2009 Natalie began her degree at Maine College of Art in Portland where she quickly discovered she could combine her two passions: jewelry and the ocean. Working her way through college doing construction and lobstering, she majored in metalsmithing and jewelry and graduated in 2013. She visits the beach and her home island as much as possible which always inspires ideas for new designs, pushing her in new directions. In her spare time Natalie enjoys snowboarding, gardening and of course visiting the ocean whenever possible. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/precious
Category: Jewelry

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