***I found these shells amongst many others while visiting my parents in Florida. I plan to share some pics of that visit in my Pattern Blog. These particular shells are called "Cross Barred Venus shells" and these particular ones have been found in the Gulf Coast of Florida by me. I took them home and drilled holes in them with my Dremel drill.
***I designed and constructed these earrings with intentions to bring out the "sunrays" naturally occurring in the shells used here. I found Carnelian Gemstone chips, and Goldstone beads perfect in accenting the "sunrays" just as I intended. To add a little extra shine I topped off the dangles with a faceted bronze color bead to be the perfect top off to these dangles which I am proud off how they turned out.
***These are guaranteed to shimmer and turn heads as they get all the attention of beauty seekers everywhere as they are one of a kind creations straight from nature.
*****A FEW INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CROSS BARRED VENUS SEA SHELLS---- They are mostly found in the gulf coast of Florida and they are the most common shells on the beach although they aren't really found in other parts of the world. So these shells are common yet unique because they stick to one spot on the map.
*****Earrings hang 3 1/4 inches from the ears to the very bottom of the shell.
*****Earrings come gift packaged as pictured.
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Orders are shipped in a waterproof bubble mailer.
It should take no longer than 2 days for me to place your order in the mail.
Each package comes with a personalized, unique thank-you note with words straight from my own grateful heart. (More often than not I have been known to look at the customer's profile to see the things that he or she has favorited on Etsy so that I could get an idea of the style he or she likes. I then apply that to making a customized, small thank you gift to show my gratitude. I have always found more pleasure in giving than taking!)
Also included in your package will be personalized care instructions for your particular item, My lifetime guarantee card to keep if something happens (instructions will be on the card) as well as a coupon for your future purchase.
I can guarantee with no doubt that my package is meant to make your day!
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
*Customers may return their purchase if not satisfied within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, minus shipping.
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*For the first 60 days you may receive store credit, minus shipping, as soon as I receive the item returned in same condition sent out.
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Also each piece of jewelry that is made of copper or silver or bronze: I have applied a gentle, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, museum quality wax coating to the finished product so that the metal will not change the color of your skin. The metal will also not tarnish or tarnish very slowly so there will be very little, if any at all, upkeep with your piece of jewelry. The name of the wax is called Renaissance Wax and it has been used by all the famous museums to preserve their items for decades. If your piece has been antiqued, Renaissance Wax seals in the patina. Renaissance Wax will not come off on your clothing or skin when sweating etc. It is on there good. It is a thin and invisible layer that I apply with my own hands so I pay attention to each and every cubic millimeter of the piece to make sure it is up to my high standards.