I was inspired to learn as no one in my family since Fanny Cochrane Smith has made shell necklaces. I feel proud that my family can once again continue this tradition. I collected these shells mostly from beaches on the north east, on our Ancestor’s Country. When I’m out collecting the connection I feel is hard to put into words. My mind slows down, I feel calm and content, a sense of belonging to my Country, continuing my culture that has endured for so long.
Liz Tew (b.1984)
blue gulls, marina, and buckies (painted ladies)
Object on loan by Liz Tew