I take a great deal of pride in the puka jewelry that I make. It is my "bow" to the Hawaiian culture and the tradition of creating such beauty and intricate art out of natural, simple things. I make just a handful of these necklaces every year...only as many I can based on the and pukas I've found over the season. The treasures in this necklaces are some of my most beautiful finds of 2022.
For the Delicate Puka Bar Necklaces, I've taken the traditional puka style necklace and updated it for a delicate, feminine that still makes a statement.
This necklace is made from ocean tumbled, surf polished puka shells in "barely there" neutral shades. The pukas telescope from small to big and back to small again, approximately 5mm pukas at either end and 10mm pukas at the center. The puka portion of the necklace measures 11 inches (nearly 100 pukas!), which leaves the top portion exposed. The exposed cord is a hand twisted 4ply rope light wheat color. It is durable with a delicate look and adds another unique texture to this wearable work of art!
This necklace is adjustable up to 26 inches, just use the sliding pearl to create the length you want. Each end of cord is finished with a small cone shell. Simple and sweet details for a perfectly sophisticated AND beachy necklace.