Cockle Shell Earrings

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These adorable little cockle shells make the perfect beach earrings. 

Cockle shells are abundant all over New Zealand, but finding a matching pair on the beach is a rare find! All of my shells are hand-picked by me (or my husband), while we're out beachcombing, and only completely empty shells are collected. Even though they were empty when picked up, the shells have been thoroughly soaked and cleaned before being treated with a clear coat of acrylic to enhance and protect the natural colors.

All holes have been carefully hand-drilled, and the earrings assembled with love. These particular shells were discovered on Tapuaetahi Beach, near Kerikeri, in August 2019. Take the spirit of this beautiful beach with you wherever you go.

Shells: approximately 2cm by 2cm (height x width)
Earring drop: approximately 4cm (from top of ear wire to bottom of shell)
Ear wires: Platinum

The colour, pattern and edge on each of the earrings may differ slightly, due to natural variations in the shell, but they are a matching pair (they were still attached to each other when found) and are very similar in shape, colour and size, as seen in the photos.

These earrings are a unique set, as no two cockles will ever have the exact same colour, shape or pattern.

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  • Ships from Auckland, New Zealand.
  • $4.00 Courier within NZ
    (Free with another item)
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