Some 70 years ago several fisher families moved from Madura to Java's Eastern coast because of the profusion of sea life. During stormy weather, after all the nets were mended, they began making handicrafts from discarded shells. Capiz shells, or Jingle Oysters grow like weeds in shallow sea beds. Before the fishermen got creative, they were only collected for the meat and the shells were discarded. Now nothing is wasted. Our comprehensive line of capiz shell strands and chimes were designed by Andrea Phillips with both beauty and economy in mind. The beautiful colors and sweet tinkling of the shells will complement any interior or garden.