The duckfoot oyster shell is a cast hand-carved copy of a real oyster shell that was found on Island Park Beach, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA.
The original oyster shell measures: 1.33" tall x 1.33" wide.
This rare small interesting embossed piece of olive green sea glass is probably from an old wine or big thick old bottle. This piece of sea glass was found ourselves on Aquidneck Island, Rhode island, USA.
The sea glass measures: 1.25" x .75" wide.
Mel's HAND CARVED LOST WAX CASTING
The lost-wax casting process is a metal casting method in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. The wax model for this oyster was hand carved by myself. I used an actual oyster from a Rhode Island Beach that had nit's own natural hole for a bail as a guide. This was a very fussy carving left rough on purpose so it's extremely close to the actual oyster shape.
The oyster was cast locally here in Rhode Island. If you would like to have the same design cast in sterling silver and brass, gold. Possibly other options too, custom order interest? Convo me!
The nickname for this Oyster is, "I have had it rough!" because of it's beat sea life and it's rough carving after.
Hand carved hand poured bronze Rhode Island oyster lost wax carving,
Embossed with a diamond design olive green sea glass,
Antique brass chain,
Antique oversized lobster clasp,
Antique brass star connector,
Antique brass extension
Antique brass links,
Pictured with 24" chain plus a noose style loop securing the oyster shell. The necklace is available in a shorter length all the way up to 16" please choose your desired length at checkout. Remember, it loops through an oyster shell, allow a few extra inches.
From the back clasp there are is a long brass chain that goes down the back (see photo's). The extension is 6" long. It has a 1.25" x .33" embossed olive green sea glass.
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.