I love this bracelet. When we were on island Rab (in Croatia) on the beach at sunset and we saw that under us are million little shell! So we started picking up some. We picked for about half an hour, and we still saw millions of them! I used the crushed ones, to make this bracelet- I didn't want to drill in them, thats why I used the crushed ones. Put littla loops around them with pliers.