Love shell jewellery? You'll love creating this simple yet beautiful shell cluster necklace, perfect for summer.
This necklace features our beautiful shell & gemstone bead pack which includes a lovely random selection of seashells, mother of pearl and paua shell chip beads. Please note that each bead pack comes with a random selection of shell and gemstone beads.
You can use this same technique with your favourite gemstone beads too!
1. Cut 5cm length of 0.3mm sterling silver wire with side cutters for each shell bead.
2. Wire wrap each shell bead using round nose jewellery pliers to make a loop - allow the loop to be big enough for the shell to have room to move to avoid breaking them. Follow our step by step tutorial on how to do this here.
3. Twist open a jump ring using snipe nose pliers and attach the shells and the bail loop, before closing.
4. Attach the chain and your design is complete!
Side cutters - for cutting and trimming wire, head pins etc.
Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire
Snip nose pliers - for opening and closing jump rings
Make the design your own by using other briolette beads and earwires.
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
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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