This beautiful paua shell necklace is perfect if you want a fun and colourful coastal design. This design is a lovely choice for a beach lover!
1. Cut your flat suede cord to the desired length.
2. Thread the cord through the jump ring or bail that is already attached to the paua shell.
3. To secure the end caps to the cord, score the inside of the end cap with a scribe or similar and apply glue (Devcon 5 - minute epoxy). Insert the cleanly cut end of the cord as deep as possible. We found that placing a piece of wire through the eye in the cap can prevent the cord from being glued in too deep and blocking the hole - just be careful not to glue the wire in place!
4. Next, twist open a 7mm jump ring and thread through the hole of one end. Twist the jump ring closed. On the other end cap, twist open another 7mm jump ring and thread through. This time catch in the lobster clasp loop and twist the jump ring closed.
Your necklace is now complete!
In this kit, we have included a paua shell but you can choose an alternative charm if you wish.
Snipe nose pliers for opening and closing jump rings.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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