In Hawaiian, the word 'ahu' is used to mean a collection, pile, or heap of things, which is just the right name for these unique necklaces.
Many times when I dive for shell and sea glass, it is after a big swell. During swells, large rubble piles are frequently pushed up from deeper ocean depths...this is where the shells collect. They tumble back and forth with each wave and make the most beautiful, soothing sound. I could spend hours searching these rock piles. It is pure heaven.
Six treasures (ethically sourced Maui shell and sea glass) hang on two ends of hand braided waxed cord. When you move, you will hear them chime together, making the most serenly beachy sound.
A miniature cone shell creates the sliding "bolo" closure. Stagger the collections of pieces for a longer more dramatic look, or keep them close for a shorter (28 inch opening and 32 inches total) overall length. A sliding pearl adds just a little luxury and acts as a stopper. Keep the pearl at the nape of your neck as an elegant detail or slide it off center and past your collar bone just because you can!
Elegant, feminie, unique, AND durable enough for the everyday mermaid's work and play.