Diy Sea Shell Bracelet

Sea Shell Craft

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz

About

A friend gave me a whole bunch of sea shells because she knew I'd love to have them. I was surprised and so happy to see that she has been collected these shells just for me!
I made a bracelet using those shells and it turned out pretty nice and you'll love the sound of the shells hitting each other.

You Will Need (5 things)

  • Sea Shell
  • Awl
  • Wooden Board
  • Chain Links
  • Jump Rings

Steps (8 steps, 20 minutes)

  1. 1

    At first you'll have to gather similar sized sea shells. Use a pencil to mark the spot for the hole.

  2. 2

    The sea shells I had were pretty thin so it didn't take much time to make holes in them. Place the sea shell on a wooden board, do not place the shell on hard surface. Gently rotate the awl on the marked spot and apply pressure carefully.

  3. 3

    Once the hole is made, turn the shell around. Again use the awl carefully to enlarge and give the hole a smooth round shape. While making holes on the shell you might break some shells but don't worry. I broke 5 shells while making holes on them.

  4. 4

    Continue making holes on the shells, it'll take around 18-22 shells for the bracelet.

  5. 5

    Done making holes on the shells? Great! Now attach jump rings with the shells through the hole. One jump ring for each shell.

  6. 6

    Take the chain and start attaching the sea shells with the chain through the jump ring. Leave 2-3 connection rings in the start. Also make sure to leave 2-3 connection rings between 2 shells.

  7. 7

    Keep attaching the shells until it reaches the required length. Use a ruler to measure if the bracelet has reached its required length.

  8. 8

    Simply attach a closure, I used a lobster-claw for the closure! You can also attach extra chains if you want to. Use different kinds of seas shells for variation. Enjoy!