Spiny Oyster Shell

Spiny Oyster shell and Lions Paw Shell comes from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and has always been a favorite of the Native American Indian jewelry artists and can be found in various shades of orange, red and purple. We recently discovered a source for Lions Paw shell beads which is very similar to Spiny Oyster, except that the interior of the shell has less white and these shells can be orange on one side with purple on the inside thus making are really gorgeous two-color bead! The Lions Paw is found from the Carolina's to the Gulf of Mexico and down the Atlantic side of South America. There are limited suppliers for the Spiny Oyster beads and cabochons and we always try to hand pick these strands to eliminate as much white on the beads as possible. The Lions Paw beads are just coming onto the market and are fairly hard to find . . . they sell out fast!
RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10mm Puffed Square Beads, (package of 5 beads)

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10mm Puffed Square Beads, (package of 5 beads)

Item #: BP2955B

5 in Stock

On Sale $14.85 Regular price $16.45

RARE Orangy Red Spiny Oyster 5x7mm Tube Beads, (package of 11 beads)

RARE Orangy Red Spiny Oyster 5x7mm Tube Beads, (package of 11 beads)

Item #: BP3067A

10 in Stock

On Sale $19.50 Regular price $21.95

RARE Dark Orange Spiny Oyster 7mm Heishi Beads, (package of 24 beads)

RARE Dark Orange Spiny Oyster 7mm Heishi Beads, (package of 24 beads)

Item #: BP3066B

15 in Stock

On Sale $18.75 Regular price $20.95

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10x15mm Puffed Oval Beads, (pkg of 4 beads)

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10x15mm Puffed Oval Beads, (pkg of 4 beads)

Item #: BP2930D

14 in Stock

On Sale $17.35 Regular price $18.95

RARE Deep Orange Spiny Oyster 3x5mm Tube Beads, (package of 25 beads)

RARE Deep Orange Spiny Oyster 3x5mm Tube Beads, (package of 25 beads)

Item #: BP3067B

10 in Stock

On Sale $19.50 Regular price $21.95

RARE Orange Spiny Oyster 6mm Heishi Beads, (package of 30 beads)

RARE Orange Spiny Oyster 6mm Heishi Beads, (package of 30 beads)

Item #: BP3066C

15 in Stock

On Sale $18.75 Regular price $20.95

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10x14mm Tabs, side drilled (package of 9 beads)

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 10x14mm Tabs, side drilled (package of 9 beads)

Item #: BP3065

20 in Stock

On Sale $19.50 Regular price $21.85

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 8x12mm Tabs, side drilled (package of 11 beads)

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 8x12mm Tabs, side drilled (package of 11 beads)

Item #: BP3064

20 in Stock

On Sale $19.50 Regular price $21.85

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 8x12mm Teardrop Tabs (package of 15

RARE Purple Spiny Oyster 8x12mm Teardrop Tabs (package of 15 beads)

Item #: BP3063

20 in Stock

On Sale $18.50 Regular price $19.85

HUGE Turquoise & Purple Spiny Oyster Focal Rondell Bead SET (19 beads)

HUGE Turquoise & Purple Spiny Oyster Focal Rondell Bead SET (19 beads)

Item #: BP3048A

3 in Stock

On Sale $42.75 Regular price $46.95

RARE Spiny Oyster 21x29mm Carved Cameo Focal Pendant Bead

RARE Spiny Oyster 21x29mm Carved Cameo Focal Pendant Bead

Item #: BP3006C

3 in Stock

On Sale $19.95 Regular price $21.65