Wire wrap weave, OBX wampum necklace pendant...real authentic wampum
Wampum are from a clam shell with purple and white coloring and wash up on the shores of the Carolina coast line...It seams this is the most abundant source I have personally found them at.
The shell I chose to create this lovely pendant from, was beach combed from the beaches on the Outer banks of North Carolina.
I chose the shell with the most purple and white coloring's, the most color mix in this beach combed batch.
I used 20ga silver tone non-tarnish wire for the base wires and 24ga silver tone non-tarnish wire for the weave. Once my weave for the framing and bail was fitted to the lovely wampum shell, I thought it was befitting to add a wire wrapped fresh water pearl to this awesome piece.
Pendant measures approximately 2 inches in length, bail included in measurement
Pendant measures approximately 1 inch in width, measuring from the widest part of the pendant.