Beads are about 1 inch in size, lightweight and I wire wrapped them in copper metal, antiqued for color, polish and add wax for preservation. earrings are topped with ear wire and are lightweight.
Abalone is a shell from the family that includes clams, scallops, and others. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation.
Abalone is reported by intuitive sources to stimulate psychic development and intuition. It is also said to promote imagination in a healthy way.
Earrings can be reproduced with slight variations to shell shape.
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