Oyster Pearl Necklace

This necklace was made using an oyster shell I recovered from the beach near where I live. I thickened the support on the back seam using apoxie, sculpted a clam tongue, and placed a freshwater pearl to sit in it. The length of this pendant is just under an inch and almost 2" wide. She comes on an adjustable 20" copper chain. Pearls have been known for their healing properties for centuries, particularly in traditional Asian medical systems. In these cultures, “medicine” deals with more than just physical ailments and cures, and substances like gold, silver and pearl powder are believed to have effects both physically and metaphysically.Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and centeredness, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity. TPearls symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us.