TRANSVERSE ARK (Anadara transversa)
Literally everywhere on beaches and this is why it’s hard to find any other shell on the beach because we get so overwhelmed by looking at so many of these “little white clams shells”.
This shell earring is a finding from Florida. I taught for many years and a student brought me this Southern shell from his vacation. He is a sharp student who knew I would love this find from his spring vacation.
The small Transverse Ark shell had it's own naturally occurring hole in the top of which to put the ear wires. This makes for a very petite pair of lightweight earrings.
Width 1" x .5" tall + ear wires. They are only about an 1" from top to bottom with the ear wires.
LOST WAX CASTING
The small shell was 3D molded by a local casting company. Once molded, it was then duplicated by utilizing lost-wax casting process, lost-wax metal casting method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.
100% STERLING SILVER
This listing is for a pair of 925 solid sterling silver. They are available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold.
You will have the choice of shiny or antiqued on your way out!
For Bronze: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220261259/antiqued-solid-bronze-lost-wax-castings?ref=shop_home_feat_2
For Brass: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220378511/brass-lost-wax-cast-cardita-shell?ref=related-0
The pure sterling silver and other metals can be darkened with an oxidation treatment and burnished to highlight its features. As you wear it, it will begin to shimmer more from wear, tailor itself to you and and be less black. If you would like this necklace with no antiquing, choose shiny at checkout, I would be happy to do that for you.
Sterling silver links,
Sterling silver shells,
Sterling silver or Stainless steel ear wires,
Pictured with ball end sterling silver ear wires or you can choose to have hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel ear wires. Please make your choice upon ordering.
Because the earrings are entirely sterling silver, they will last a lifetime and can be passed down from generation to generation. Start a family tradition now by purchasing heirloom quality seaside earrings. Also, if purchased with surgical stainless steel ear wires, they will also last a lifetime.
SHIPPING and SHIPPING TIME
I have a couple pairs on hand, so this does not matter unless you order a few pairs:
IN STOCK OR MTO
These are in stock right now!
This is one of those items that I keep a few in stock until I have to do another casting run. If you place your order and I have a finished pair the way you asked for them, they will go out within a couple days. If I have them cast but unfinished I need about a week to make them and get them to you. If perhaps you go to order and I do not have what you want in stock, my caster usually takes about 1-2 weeks to get me an item and then I will need a week from there. If you would like to know how long it will take for these to arrive to you, please just convo before purchasing. At this time that I write this I have some in stock finished.
All jewelry comes in hand screen printed recycled paper gift boxes.
Please feel free to contact me with any custom requests, comments or questions, Thanks for looking!
We accept everything, We prefer Paypal and the Etsy payment system. If you would like to pay me in some other way, please convo me, thank you.
I am able to ship most items Monday through Friday and if things are busy, Saturday also. Please check your item for how long it's expected to take.
I usually ship USPS 1st Class within the United States and globally I use First Class International. Certain items ship priority or flat rate and for those, it will be indicated within the listing.
All of my packages have tracking and I am willing to add services as long as you pay for them. Convo me for anything you need.
Items can be returned if buyer is not happy for any reason within 7 days after receiving item. Buyer to pay return shipping.
In the case of breakage or a lost item, I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value.
Most times, I do need the broken earring to make it a match or the necklace to attach a new clasp. In this case, buyer pays all shipping and small fee for replacement of the parts not to exceed their value.
If something just up's and breaks immediately or due to no fault of your own, I am very happy to correct the situation and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value. I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken. I would rather have my customers pay a couple of dollars to get a handmade pair of earring repaired by me than get upset. I always take care of my customers...
Trade friendly, local pickup if possible.
I am wholesale interested. Wholesale orders would have to be lost wax castings rather than OOAK sea glass creations. With that being said, I can give better pricing if you decide to buy something in a bulk or have me make something that turns out to be a large order.