This series was created to serve as beautiful unique functional art. The oyster shells create cups that can be used for tea light candles, rings, earrings, or hairclips, and the black iron swirls are great for holding necklaces. The oyster shells were obtained from the local sustainable Carlsbad Aquafarm where farm-raised oysters are bred to enable us to enjoy this delicacy without straining our natural resources. The shells are thoroughly cleaned prior to reuse in Eternal Art. Oyster shells from the Aquafarm are also reused locally by the Department of Defense for bird habitat restoration in which the shells are crushed to create and restore “natural” bird habitat.