Make This Simple Shell Jewellery!
- Necklace chains
- Jump rings
- E6000 glue
- Jewellery pliers
THE COWRIE PENDANT
The easiest DIY to make out of shells is a cowrie pendant necklace. Simply take a chain, one cowrie shell and a jump ring. Using jewellery pliers, attach the shell to the necklace. Done!
THE COWRIE BRACELET
Using a chain with a large sized link, take a series of shells, one for each side. We used 8 for a small bracelet. Using your pliers, attach the shells next to each other on the same link. Voila!
SHELL STATEMENT NECKLACE
This style uses a mix of shells to create a bigger necklace. The best way to get started is to find shells that have holes, as this makes it easy to attach the jump rings. You can also drill your own holes but in my experience this can be tricky. The other option is to put a small dab of E6000 onto the ends of the jump rings then secure them to the top edge of the shells. Wait for these to dry and then attach them onto the chain of the necklace.