One of a kind sea urchin and seashell jewelry handmade by Barbara and Rick Umbel
We design one of a kind necklaces made out of sea urchins and seashells that are set in a combination of gold and silver. Inspiration comes from our environment- the shells we find on Indian Harbour Beach are the stars of our designs. We use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create abstract settings that show off the natural beauty of our beachcombing finds. Each piece is hand fabricated out of 14ky gold and sterling silver, and set with natural seashells, freshwater pearls, and gemstones.
We're honored to have a piece included in the Society of North American Goldsmiths' latest online exhibition. Curated by Tom Herman, Judith Kinghorn, and George Sawyer.
Showcase 500 Art Necklaces
Two of our necklaces are featured in Lark Books Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, which was published in July. The book is available at Amazon.com.
Endless Summer: A Group Exhibition August 2-30, 2014
at Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
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2-30 Endless Summer, Arts On Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
8-10 Craft Show at Chautauqua, Chautauqua, NY.
13-14 New World Festival of the Arts, Manteo, NC.
9/5 Opening: Featured Artist of the Month at Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC.
13-14 Alexandria King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA.
20-21 Arlington Festival of the Arts, Arlington, VA.
4-5 An Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg, VA.
1-2 Halifax Art Festival, Daytona Beach, FL.
7-9 Disney Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
27-28 Coconut Point Art Festival, Estero, FL.
17-18 Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival, Sebastian, FL.
24-25 St. Armands Circle Art Festival, Sarasota, FL.
7-8 Art Fest by the Sea, Juno Beach, FL.
14-15 Marco Island Arts Festival, Marco Island, FL.