My go to components for swirls/spirals are shells and ammonites. I have collected tons of moon snail shells from the shores of east coast beaches and I have bought quite a few ammonites over the last few years. They both look so lovely when you combine them with bead embroidery.
So naturally, I grabbed a snail shell and an ammonite to create pendants.
Here's my moon snail shell paired with a lovely flashy blue labradorite and seed beads. I didn't complete the necklace yet but will more than likely create a bail that will attach to a small deer antler and leather straps.
|Moon Snail Shell with Labradorite|
|Ammonite fossil paired with green copper Chrysocolla stone|
|Swirling spiral zentangle|
|Ammonite with fossilized shark tooth|
|L-Moon snail shell with moss agate cabochon; R- Moon snail shell with coppyer in rhyolite cabochon|
|L-Moon snail shell with Sonoran dendritic rhyolite cabochon; R- Top of conch/whelk shell with fosillized coral.|
|L-Brooch using polymer goddess with small moon snail shell; R-Pendant using polymer goddess with top of whelk on L and snail shell on R.|
|L-Wall art with polymer goddess with moon snail shell; R- polymer goddess with black moon snail shell on a leather purse.|
I am looking forward to seeing all the swirly creations from the AE team as well as our guest participants.
Here's the list with links, so go check everyone's blog and see what lovely things they came up with this month.
Art Elements Team: