Friday, March 12, 2010

Native American and Southwest Jewelry
March 12, 2010

Ever Wonder What Spiny Oyster Is?

Spiny Oyster
"One of the most popular shells used in Native American Jewelry is Spiny Oyster Shell.
Spiny Oyster shells are found in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of the Baja Mexico and Baja California.
They are prized for their brilliant colors (purple, orange, red and yellow) which blends nicely with turquoise.
The Spiny Oyster shell has been used for adornment since ancient times and artifacts have been found in the sites of the
Aztecs, Anasazi, Mogollon and Hohokam".

I love the creamy orange is a beautiful compliment to turquoise!

I have used spiny oyster and turquoise beads in this bracelet:

Copper and Turquoise Spiney Oyster Charm Bracelet
Handmade Copper Charm Bracelet Features a Vintage Hallmarked Teardrop Shape Centerpiece (Marked "Copper"), with a "Quarter Moon and Steps" Southwestern Motif.

Also Attached are Tons of Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Stones, Nuggets and Beads, Along with Some Cute Spiral Copper Charms and Beads. Sturdy 5/8" Diameter Copper Toggle Clasp.

The Bracelet Measures 8" From End to End Fitting Up to and Including a 7" Wrist with the Toggle Clasp Closed.

Bracelet Chain is Approx. 1/2" Wide with the Charms Dangling Down From this.

The Nature of this Bracelet is to Hang Chunky and Bold on the Wrist.

Weighs 76gms

Colorful Southwest Bracelet!

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