Months ago, I bought some shell pearls from Rings & Things with the express intention of including them in my book. As I was planning the projects, I would pull them out, and they would sit nicely on my work table. But, they never quite made it into the book. I'm not complaining, though, because now I can keep them all for myself!
This is a simple set, but I love it. Shell pearls can be chipped where the hole is drilled, so I maximized my collection by using bead caps. I'm a little concerned that the beadcaps will ding the pearls over time, but since I'm keeping these for me, I'll have to risk it and see. I'll let you know!