Isn't this a cool bead? It's so liquidy-pearl looking! I thought it had a bit of a surfboard vibe to it and should definitely be used in a piece that represents the ocean in some way. This is another $1.00 find from my weekend trip to Joann's. Not on my list, but what can I say? Is it possible to pass up a strand of 10 of these beads for $1?
The holes on either end are pretty much asking to be linked together with jump rings or wire wrapped loops. I have a tendency to gravitate toward silver or silver plated findings, but the nice ivory tone in these shell beads would work beautifully with gold toned findings. Hey, I just thought about those gold jump rings I bought recently... How about making wire wrapped loops to go through the bead holes and using the one and only chainmaille pattern I know (1-2-1 ?) to connect the loops. I think that would make a nice necklace, no focal bead, just sort of simple.
What do you think? Okay, I suppose I could dangle something from it...AND, I will probably need to add a few crystals within the chainmaille pattern. Let me know!