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.
Six perfectly surf tumbled and hand picked Hawaiian puka shells float on hand knotted (4 strand) cord. The center cord (turquoise) is nylon, which gives the bracelet a little structure and durability, while the outside cord is natural silk, which has a beautifully soft and luxurious feel. The toggle cowrie lip closure is secure and easy to use, even with just one hand. These bracelets are size 7.5 which is a perfect fit for a 7 inch (or smaller) wrist.
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.