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”.
The small (1/2 inch), triangular-shape Transverse Ark 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. 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.
The earrings are available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold. This pair is brass.
For Sterling Silver: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220329695/antiqued-solid-925-sterling-silver-lost?ref=shop_home_active_1
For Bronze: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220261259/antiqued-solid-bronze-lost-wax-castings?ref=listings_manager_grid
Pictured with hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel ear wires or you can choose to have ball end sterling silver ear wires, please make your choice upon ordering.
SHIPPING and SHIPPING TIME
At this time I have 2 pairs in stock. So after quick polish they are ready to go, in say 2-3 days...
If you would like more than I have quantity wise or a metal we have not poured, convo us and we will make it happen. I will have the caster make you new ones. That adds a couple weeks time for him. They are well worth the wait.
All jewelry comes in hand screen printed Mermaid Tears 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.