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Barbara Umbel, Jewelry

Barbara UmbelI design one of a kind necklaces made out of sea urchins and seashells that I set in a combination of gold and silver. I am truly inspired by my natural surroundings - the shells I find on Melbourne Beach are the stars of my designs. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create abstract settings that show off the natural beauty of my beachcombing finds. Each piece is hand fabricated out of 14K gold and sterling silver, and set with natural seashells, freshwater pearls, and gemstones.

 

 

 

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Umbel Jewelry

Umbel Jewelry
Umbel Jewelry

BUMS

Moon snail slide, iodite

BUALN

Forged aqua limpet from Pacific coast of Mexico,Australian opal,blue topaz and pearls

BUAEBT

Abalone shell from Pacific
with blue topaz earrings

Umbel Jewelry

Umbel Jewelry
Umbel Jewelry

BUDNMPQ

Pearlized delphinula from the Philippines,
moonstones and freshwater pearls

BUAFSIMN

Forged Simbercite necklace-tibia shell from the Pacific with Russian simbercite, citrine,smoky quartz and freshwater pearls. Can be worn as pin or slide.

BUABSWIMN

Abalone swimmer from Pacific rutalted agate, rose quartz and moonstones, rhodolite garnet,purple chalcedony and freshwater pearls.

Umbel Jewelry

Umbel Jewelry

Bucalin

South African urchin, peridot,fresh water pearl, silver

BUDIVINGN

Urchin from South Africa, peridots
and fresh water pearls