This little shell necklace picture above may not look like much. It’s as simple as it looks: a shell dangled from a braided hemp rope. What makes this picture interesting, to me, is that I’m holding it and not wearing it. Let me explain.
When I was in high school, in my junior year I think it was, I went on a vacation with my dad and stepmom to Sanibel Island in Florida on the Gulf coast. My uncle owned a condo right on the water. I found the shell while taking an evening stroll on the beach one night. Seeing the natural hole in it made it an obvious choice to turn it into a necklace. Although I had never been a big jewelry wearer previously nor was I a devoted lover of shells (I mean, they’re great and all but I’m more of a rock gal) I proceeded to wear the necklace everyday….for the next 19 years.