Black Lip Shell and Silver Bib Necklace, Luminous Shell Necklace Reversible for Black or White, Versatile Elegant Necklace, Artisan Original


Shipping to United States: Free

A rich texture of silver beads along a dark oxidized sterling chain with a row of black lip shell teardrops for an elegant necklace to wear as black or white as it happens to be reversible, too. For business to casual, to cross seasons, and to dress up or down, this original artisan design features a mix of dark and light sterling silver and two-sided, dark gray and pale gray luminous shell teardrops.

Teardrop shapes cut from black lip shell are about 1/2" high, and are wire wrapped with sterling to create loops. Then these are strung with satin finish 4 mm sterling beads and Bali Silver beaded rondelles to create an elegant rhythm along a fine 1 mm oxidized sterling silver cable chain. As a bonus, each shell teardrop is darker on one side and paler on the other, making this necklace reversible for 2 looks, a natural version of black or white.

The beaded part of the necklace is about 3 1/4" across and drops about 3/4" in width. Total chain length is just over 19", and this length can shortened upon purchase- please leave length in “notes to seller.” Closes with an oxidized sterling spring clasp bracketed by two tiny satin finish sterling beads. All handmade made and assembled in my studio and my original design.

Presented in my custom signature box, for gifting or for keeping. An elegant artisan original to be enjoyed for years to come.

Please view other artisan designs via the front of my studio here


Etsy direct checkout or PayPal offer a range of secure payment methods. I reserve the right to cancel your order if payment arrangements are not made within 24 hours of your purchase and I will not ship your order until payment has cleared. Illinois shipping addresses will have local sales tax automatically added to their invoices.

Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing

Shipping from United States

I ship USPS first class parcel, with delivery confirmation to your address as entered on Etsy during check-out. Postage upgrades to Priority mail are can be added to most orders. USPS tracking codes are sent to you at the time your order is shipped so that you may track the shipment. These are useful in the event an order is waylaid, etc. Please contact me if there is any delivery problem and we'll work with the post office to solve the problem.

If your Etsy address and your PayPal address are different, I will default to your Etsy address. I'm happy to ship gifts from my studio for you. Simply enter the recipient's address when checking out, and add a "note to seller" with your note for the complimentary greeting card I'm happy to include.

Some of my pieces are ready to ship and bespoke pieces are made to order, which can include custom adjustments to sizes or other features, if you contact me to make these arrangements. I will give an estimate on shipping time and will try to keep you updated if there are changes in time needed to create your order. I'll contact you with tracking details and shipping information when your order is on the way.

International orders are shipped via US Mail First Class parcel with customs tickets attached and marked as "merchandise" with the value declared, any duties or taxes are handled by the country of destination & are collected from the shopper. I'm not responsible for delays in shipping or due to customs clearing. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or concerns about shipping.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me within 7 days of receipt to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.


Thanks again for visiting and for your interest in my work!!

Karen Stahlecker
WillOaks Studio
Woodstock, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me directly for information on wholesale or consignment orders and information at willoaksstudio (at)

Reviews (2)


Easy to wear necklace that goes with almost everything!

Very pretty and versatile piece! Only problem is that the spacer beads do not move freely on the chain and get stuck, so there are big spaces between the beads. Requires some adjustment at each wearing.

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