I have seen quite a few flowers made of shells in various magazines. They look very pretty on a necklace.
John Bead has strands of natural shell chips.
I tried wire wrapping the chips into a floral shape..…but I wasn’t that happy with how it looked.
That is when I got my idea. Why use wire when I can use clay? I made a small ball of white Aves Apoxie Sculpt.
Then I built my flower, I added some pointed back crystals and cut away some of the excess clay. Apoxie Sculpt dries rock solid without a kiln. All I had to do was leave my piece on a non-stick surface for a day. I even inserted a wire so it could be easily strung later.
Now I have a great pendant to use with my next shell beading project!
The full strand of chips will allow me to make dozens of flowers if I want to!