In the Hawaiian language, 'Moku' has several different meanings including 'broken,' 'pieces' and 'island.' This definition suggests that 'broken' can still be beautiful, valuable, usable...broken can instead simply mean 'separated,' or 'apart.'
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."
This finished bracelet consists of 12 colorful, surf tumbled sea glass and puka shell pieces. The adjustable closure is created by using a sea glass "bead" (that I've drilled myself) plus two miniature fresh water pearls.
The spiral macrame bracelet is made with sandstone color cord. At its smallest, this bracelet measures 5 inches and opens to approximately 8.5 inches, making this an extra small to medium sized piece.
This one of a kind pieces is special, unique, beautiful, and JOYFUL and there is no more perfect piece of mermaid jewelry than this.