This very deep purple naturally shaped wampum (Quahog shell) was found on the beach.
The wampum measures about 1 inch across the base, and about 1 inch tall.
This wampum is hand polished with emery papers, bringing it to a high gloss shine. With hand forged 9.25 Sterling Silver wire. The wire is .051 thick, so it is a solid piece that will stand up to almost any wear.
There are no jigs used, it is all free form wire bending...