This pendant was constructed of gold filled wire and fresh water pearls. I started this as an exercise in learning. I was following a tutorial written by Eni on the Beaded Bail. I decided to follow through using an undrilled sea shell that I’ve had for some time. First I had to drill a hole. Then I fed the tail wires from the bail through the hole and out the opening of the shell. After stringing each wire with the carefully chosen pearls, I crimped the end with a bead and then wrapped the remaining wire around the bottom pearls. Before I had finished stringing the second wire, I realized that I was making a hermit crab. I rapidly fell in love with it and I’m considering doing a series of these hermit crabs.