Drilled wrong, and covered in plastic
For a piece like this, the holes should be drilled so that the wire goes horizontally through the top (making it like a collar). Instead, there's one hole in the center, which means making a loop to attach it to the wire. I don't think this is the best use of the pendant. Also, this is a fabricated piece, meaning there's PLASTIC surrounding the entire shell. The shell is pretty, but I don't use artificial materials such as plastic in my work. Had I known that this piece was over 60% plastic, I wouldn't have ordered it. However, I'm thankful that ArtBeads accepts full refunds. Thank you.
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beautiful coloring nice size a perfect pendant, loved it.
I don't usually wear much jewelry and I keep very little of what I make. But this one's mine! It's so colorful and so beautiful. I haven't made anything yet, but I know it'll be a gorgeous focal piece on a necklace.
Beautiful, but get bigger jump rings.
I made earrings with two of these pendants, and they are beautiful, but the pendant is much thicker than I expected. It was at least 1/4 inch thick, and the jump rings I ordered to use with them were much too small. I had to go to the craft store and find triangle jump rings, and they are perfect. The other thing I wasn't expecting is the black back to the pendant. Only the front is colorful. But all in all, the earrings were a hit, so I'm happy with them and would buy them again.