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 Melbourne 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.
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.
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.
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1- 12/26 Designer Holiday Craft Show, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL.
28-29 Coconut Point Art Festival, Estero, FL.
4-5 Las Olas Art Fair, Fort Lauderdale, FL
11-12 Jensen Beach Fine Art and Craft Fair, Jensen Beach, FL.
18-19 Sebastian Fine Art and Music Festival, Sebastian, FL.
24-26 Images: A Festival of the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
1-2 Art Fest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL.
15-17 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL.
22-23 Old Island Days Art Festival, Key West, FL.
8-9 Art Fest By The Sea, Jupiter, FL
15-16 ArtsFest, Stuart, FL
Featured Artist of the Month at Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC.