Is it simply me, or has shell jewelry made a serious come again?
I adore it when a pattern I’ve liked comes again, which means I can dig out my favorite items and breathe new life into them, or make one thing new from scratch! I used to be lately in an area thrift retailer and are available throughout a bag of cowrie shells, and knew it will be enjoyable to get artistic with them. Cowrie shells are my absolute favorite to make jewelry out of, notably those which have been lower open on the again, as they sit the perfect and are the best to work with. You can even typically discover combined baggage of shells in greenback shops. Learn on for some quite simple concepts!
- Necklace chains
- Soar rings
- E6000 glue
- Jewelry pliers
THE COWRIE PENDANT
The best DIY to make out of shells is a cowrie pendant necklace. Merely take a series, one cowrie shell and a leap ring. Utilizing jewelry pliers, connect the shell to the necklace. Accomplished!
THE COWRIE BRACELET
Utilizing a series with a big sized hyperlink, take a collection of shells, one for both sides. We used eight for a small bracelet. Utilizing your pliers, connect the shells subsequent to one another on the identical hyperlink. Voila!
SHELL STATEMENT NECKLACE
This type makes use of a mixture of shells to create an even bigger necklace. The easiest way to get began is to search out shells which have holes, as this makes it straightforward to connect the leap rings. You can even drill your personal holes however in my expertise this may be difficult. The opposite possibility is to place a small dab of E6000 onto the ends of the leap rings then safe them to the highest fringe of the shells. Watch for these to dry after which connect them onto the chain of the necklace.