Alaskan Seashell Necklace with Aquamarine
Add some ocean energy to your life and feel like a mermaid!
This little seashell was collected on my beach walks near my home in Juneau, Alaska.
I gave new life to this shell by adding an Aquamarine gemstone and copper electroforming it into a beautiful, unique little pendant necklace. After the electroform process, I gave it a light patina for a more antiqued copper feel.
Comes on a 18” antiqued copper chain.
See last photo for shell size reference.
The shell has been cleaned and lightly bleached to remove any unwanted smells and has been carefully given a very light clear varnish for protection and to bring out the natural shine of the shell.
All copper will eventually oxidize and tarnish with time and wear, but the copper on this Alaskan seashell necklace has also been coated with a metal specific protective varnish to extend the life of the natural copper shine.
There are many easy techniques to bring back the lustrous copper shine such as a simple rub of a jewelry cloth, soaking in vinegar, soaking in lemon or lime juice, and even using ketchup!
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. Aquamarine is associated with the Throat Chakra.
Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes. Copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Copper also enhances the properties of the other crystals around it, so using copper in conjunction with other stones is highly beneficial to the wearer.
Electroforming is a very time intensive process that produces unique results with each piece having it's own beautiful textured characteristics. Each piece takes 24-48 hours just to create the copper plating, and days of prep work before and after receiving that beautiful copper energy. Lots of love and attention goes into each of my copper electroformed pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!
*Note - All shells collected were empty and washed up along the high tide line. I would never harm a living being to create my pieces 💜
♡ Made with love and good vibes in Juneau, Alaska.
♡*This item will be packaged in a gift box ready for gift giving or to unwrap as a gift to yourself and shipped in a USPS bubble mailer!*
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