Though we have come to use the term 'puka' to mean one specific kind of shell (the top of a cone shell that has been sanded down by the ocean, creating a hole through its center)...the word 'puka' actually means doorway. I love this idea, that the persistence of the ocean (tumbling a shell, wave upon wave, actually creates a path, an opening, a new beginning). There are many times that I see beautiful "lessons" in the things I find at the beach...this is one.
This floating puka shell bracelet is the perfect everyday accessory for an ocean lover. Durable, simple, beachy and fun to wear, and a beautiful reminder of patience, persistence and strength. It is ocean safe, comfortable and just the right amount of beach for any occasion.
Perfectly surf tumbled and hand picked Hawaiian puka shells are the stars of these bracelets. Choose from two styles: either 5 medium size pukas (approximately 0.5 inch in diameter), or one large puka (approximately 0.75 inch in diameter) centered on hand braided, waterproof, waxed cord. One beautifully vibrant chunk of sea glass acts as the sliding closure, making each bracelet adjustable up to an 11 inch circumference. At each cord end, a fresh water pearl creates an elegant finish to this perfectly beach piece of authentic Hawaiian jewelry.
Puka shells, by nature, vary in color and size. The pukas used for this bracelets are neutral tones, which include white, cream, gold, lavendar; some pukas are speckled, spotted, striped, and some are not perfect circles. Each shell is unique, and no two bracelets will ever be the same...just like the paths of the individuals who wear them.