Shell jewelry tutorial

Shell jewelry

This project is all my daughter’s idea. She had a collection of shells she picked up over the years. She decided to make jewelry out of them. I got this set from her as a gift. She gently filed small holes in the shells and then slipped an O-ring through the holes.

For the necklace, she simply added a chain. For the rounder shaped earrings, she added a shepherd’s hook. The teardrop shaped earrings were too fragile to make a hole so she glued a fixture to the earring that allowed her to fit a shepherd’s hook.

What a great way to remember a special beach holiday? Make your own jewelry from shells you collected. It could be a sea shell charm bracelet, a statement necklace, or you could glue shells to a pre-made ring base. Maybe even go mad and paint the shells?

If you like this and are looking for more inspiration then head back up to the top of this page. There are 100s of photos of various tutorials with links back the the posts.

I will be back with more next week.