In the Hawaiian language, 'Moku' has several different meanings including 'broken,' 'pieces' and 'island.' This definition suggests that 'broken' things can still hold value, beauty and importance.
When I find interesting fragments of broken shell, I always wonder where the other pieces are and how long they've been separated. When I collect and admire these small treasures, I can't help but think about PEOPLE...how we all begin as a part of something else. We move, we marry, we separate, we become our own 'island,' from which other pieces may eventually break away. Our edges, our insides, our unique shape tell our story. Beautiful is not always whole or perfect...beautiful can also be "broken."
These finished bracelets consist of 10-12 colorful, surf tumbled shell and sea glass fragments which are drilled through the center and stacked front to back. Shell and sea glass pieces are approximately 0.5 inches across and vary in width. These surf tumbled treasures are stacked together on hand knotted macrame cord made with bonded nylon thread.
One cowrie lip and small sliding puka create the adjustable closure. To set the size, slide the puka to overlap more or less of the braided portion of the cord. Recenter the cowrie lip at the middle of the overlap. Voila! You have a perfect fit that doesn't need to be readjusted with each wear!
This one of a kind piece is special, unique, beautiful, and JOYFUL and there is no piece more perfect for the everyday mermaid.