The ammonite on the black leather cord was found on a beach near Weymouth, Dorset. This comes from the Middle Jurassic Period and is 140 million years old.
The little stars are crinoid fossils. Crinoids are animals that look like water-plants because they are attached to long stems, but are actually relatives of the starfish. The originals were also found on a beach near Weymouth, Dorset, so they come from the Middle Jurassic Period and are 140 million years old. The stars have different patterns on their surfaces. This shows that they are all different species.
The shark’s tooth is a fossil from the beach at Barton on Sea, Hampshire. This is 40 million years old, and comes from the Eocene Period.
The sea glass is from Lyme Regis, Dorset; the blue is probably Victorian glass.
The little hearts on leather chains are also sterling silver, as is the largest of the shells. The the rest of the ammonites, crinoids and shells are 99.9% pure silver.
The technique is to find a beautiful fossil or shell, make a mould of it, then use precious metal clay to make a replica. The replicas are a bit smaller than the originals, because the clay shrinks when it is in the kiln.
The necklaces are sterling silver, and where I have used a leather cord, it is real leather.