The Spiny Oyster bead is essentially the multi-colored shell that originates from the oyster species. “Spondylus Varius” or “Thorny Oyster”is a Latin word for it. As the term implies, Spiny Oysters are enclosed with looming spines. In fact, Spiny Oyster shell beads are quite exclusive, striking, and also difficult-to-harvest.
Moreover, it can also be found around the earth, normally along the coasts of North Carolina. The shells of the Spiny Oyster are considered rare to find and are especially loved by American Indian due to their attractive various colors such as pink, red, orange, brown, yellow, and white colors.
Moreover, these spiny jewelries are often crafted with modified beads. It means that the spiny oyster bead is formed, either by hand or machine in order to present a well-rounded-edge. Also, the stability of its color across the extent of the jewelry strand is a symbol of the artist’s special choice of beads.