How to Make a Seashell Necklace

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      Small seashells weigh less, but tend to crack when drilled.

      Select seashells for the project. Gather extra shells in case of cracking during the drilling process.

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      Jewelry findings and craft wire

      Design the necklace before drilling the shells. Lay shells in a necklace shape and photograph the pattern for reference.

    • 3). Drill a hole in each shell with a small drill bit. Shells may crack under the pressure of the power drill. Use a 1/64" drill bit for small to medium shells. Use 1/8" drill bit for larger shells.

    • 4). Cut jewelry wire to desired necklace length. Double and fold over the wire if heavy shells are used. Tie one end through the jewelry clasp and knot.

    • 5). Thread seashells and beads onto the jewelry wire. Tie the remaining end through the jewelry hook and knot.

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