Thursday, April 17, 2014

Handmade Trove: Ammonite Pendant by Rica Jewels

I grew up in a tiny town where I could walk to the beach. One of my first summer jobs was at a sea shell shop, where I was stunned tourists would stand in line to buy Beanie Babies instead of the stunning spiral shells. That commercial craze was just a hiccup in time, but the beauty of nautilus shells and their ancestors' fossils endures.

Ammonite Pendant by Rica JewelsFrom the moment Daniela of Rica Jewels asked me to host her ammonite jewelry giveaway, I became fascinated with ammonite history and mythology. I almost dropped extinct when an awesome ammonite pendant arrived unexpectedly. I can barely fathom what the world was like millions of years ago when the marine invertebrate animal existed and yet, I can wear its memory around my neck on a routine 21st-century day!

Ammonites are believed to provide insight into the bigger picture. Hopefully wearing the sterling silver necklace will remind me to step back when I get discouraged by details, especially when drawing. Something small might seem like the end of the world, when it's just the beginning.

Disclaimer: I received this free pendant as a thank you gift for hosting a jewelry giveaway. If you think your handmade creations would harmonize with my whimsical ramblings, learn how to sponsor a giveaway here.


  1. Such a pretty necklace! I always loved ammonites!

  2. Such a beautiful piece! I love it.

  3. Love ammonites! Amazing how they find them where there was no any sea for millions of years. So ancient... I have a few too, but not as jewelry, though.

  4. It is hard to beat the beauty that nature has made. I'm sure all the people that once purchased those fad Beanie Babies have come to regret their purchases and wish they had spent their money on something more lovely and enduring - such as your gorgeous ammonite pendant. :)

  5. Beautiful necklace! I didn't know about the mythology behind it, either, really interesting.


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