22.11.10

A Shell




This necklace was requested as a gift for someone who loves the sea and the little treasures you can find on the beach. It was to be based on a certain kind of shell sometimes called the staircase or ladder shell because of its intricate stairwell-like geometry. The spiralling shape is something I hadn't made before and it was an interesting challenge to recreate it in silk and silver.

The fabric is dyed with indigo and rather than overdyeing it after pleating I removed some of the blue from the tops of the pleats, imitating the action of the elements and making the shell sea worn.

29 comments:

Mattie said...

I'm speechless! how beautiful!

Dolores said...

Simply beautiful.

Edera Jewelry said...

That is incredible!

krex said...

Love all the color and texture of your work .Simply gorgeous work !

Patricia said...

Wonderful work. We have found fresh and also fossil forms of this shell here...we call it turritella.

Claire Maunsell said...

This is wonderful - thank you!

Caitlin said...

You are beautifully talented. Thank you for inspiring us :)

April said...

Stunning!

red2white said...

Exquisite execution!

bambi kann beißen said...

so beautiful!!!

Alice Fox said...

absolutely exquisite

alessandra said...

Hello, I do not speak English, I'm helping with the translator of google, my name is Alex, and I could not wait to tell you how much I like your work, they are fascinated, they are real works of art, my compliments for the latter setting is spectacular!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Velma said...

this is quite fine. a lovely spiral, with a secret.

Dustin said...

Wow! Simply exquisite.

elisvermeulen said...

your work is so fine and delicate it seems.
(so completely different than mine.)
think my fingers would get into a twist trying to do what you do. its lovely.

k said...

i've already gushed over on flickr, but this shell is just stunning. you've also helped my brain figure out a bit of the construction of a shell - i'm not planning anything as elaborate and pleated as yours, but i've been trying to figure out that spiralling for a while now for a different type of project, so thank you.

Veerle said...

whaw! this is really a great design!!!

Eva said...

!!! thank you for such great appreciation of this shell.
Also I'm grateful to the lovely lady who commissioned this necklace. I wouldn't have thought of making this shape otherwise.

sweetmyrtle said...

this is so beautiful, your work is exquisite.

Neža said...

I hope you will make more shells in the future! I adore all your pieces but this one is my favourite!

lizet frijters said...

I love this shell. It looks so real, really I adore all your work.

Marchi Wierson said...

wow. love

dorie said...

Eva, you're the best! Once you start playing with the fabric one will follow another. As you have maybe read on FB I have made some in felt. That's nothing compare what you have done. Thanks for showing and inspiring me.

Ingrid said...

I love your work but this shell is really my cup of tea. Made some shells out of felt, this staircase shell is on my to do list. Awsome shell by the way.

Marte Marie Forsberg said...

This is so utterly lovely! Will you be putting similar seashell necklaces up in your shop? Your work is so beautiful, I'm a smitten fan;)

Maaike said...

Wow, this shell is soooo beautiful!!
love, Maaike

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

this is one of the most beautiful ladder shells i have EVER seen. it would have come from your hands...! what a result!

C said...

This is stunning. Thanks for sharing!