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Tiny shell pieces - cream or hand dyed

Tiny shell pieces - cream or hand dyed

Regular price $6.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.00 USD
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Hinge teeth? Lunules? We're not sure exactly what they are, but pretty sure they're tiny parts from mollusk shells.

These have been around for a long time -- we found jewelry and small boxes decorated with them (shell art was quite the midcentury rage for those with time on their hands) while we were sifting through a three generation estate a while back. We're not sure who dyed the ones that have been colored, but we were admittedly tempted to try this with our various inks, and wonder if perhaps the resident crafter did this herself?

We couldn't find these crafting parts online. We haven't seen them anywhere else. We're including a photo of the star that accompanied them for a sense of size, because why not? Whatever the case, we thought it best to not let them slide into the dustheap of history.

Placing an order will get you one dozen (12) of these itty bitty oddities and the aforementioned origin story to accompany them as they continue on their journey.

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