This round abalone pendant sits on a leather cord, wound with thread and tiny sterling silver beads. The abalone pieces used for these necklaces are vintage and untreated, allowing for slight variations in pattern and color, and making each piece one of a kind. Despite being untreated, the shell has a beautiful natural shine and luster. The shell piece is lightweight and measures 1.5 inches in diameter. The leather cord is 26 inches long and adjustable with a bead at the back.
See Real Flowers is designed and made in Los Angeles by Elena Chien. The collection draws on traditions of handmade jewelry in both the design, and the use of simple natural materials like leather, shell, stone, and wood. Many of the pieces are talismanic - filled wild California sage, Tulsi wood, or small ocean pebbles collected by Elena from the Pacific Ocean. They are meant to bring calm, clarity, or protection to the wearer. See Real Flowers is a balance of simplicity, beauty, and playfulness.