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LithicStrings

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Beach Treasure
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:01:18 PM »

Long Point, Whidbey Island heishi and beach beads. I made replica wampum for a jeweler in RI 30 years ago but have avoided shell work due to the toxic dust. With the ultrasonic drill, there is a very minimal amount of sanding so dust is no longer a problem. When my daughter-in-law and granddaughter were visiting, I took them to Long Point and asked them to collect cockle shells. I cut blanks from the cockle shells with the ultrasonic drill and then drilled a hole in the center of the blanks for the bead cord. I made a set of stone beads from beach rocks to complement the shell heishi. Grossular garnet, jasper, and agate. All beads are 6 mm in diameter with 2.5 mm holes.
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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 06:05:28 PM »

How beautiful!  It must be so fulfilling to make a piece like that out of all local material from scratch.  I love it!   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 06:09:48 PM »

'tis gorgeous...
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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 01:10:44 PM »

I am quite struck by this strand! I need to up my bead strand game!!

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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 10:42:52 AM »

You really like strands old man so get on it.
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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 05:24:25 PM »

Amazing..."local material and from scratch" to quote hummingbirdstones and then no little skill and time taken...i have no bead game but i would like one. Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Beach Treasure
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 06:31:33 PM »

You really like strands old man so get on it.
he said Gurg is an OLD man lol!  :coffee1:
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