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Topic: She Wears Seashells...A Semi DIY  (Read 1560 times)
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« on: November 30, 2011 08:45:11 PM »



Hello all!

I've come up with a some new jewellery pieces, which are fun to make and wear.

I don't have any pictures of the process so I hope my instructions will be clear enough...


Mermaid's Baubles Necklaces

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
-A spiral seashell with a hole in it.  I used periwinkle shells (I think) that were naturally eroded and holy.
-A length of chain: make sure the chain will slide in and out of the shell-hole.
-Clasp
-Acrylic paint (I used metallic acrylic)
-Varnish
-Paintbrush

STEPS:
1. If your shell is a bit icky, clean it and let it dry.
2. Paint the seashell, allowing it to dry between coats.*
3. When you are happy with how the shell looks, varnish it (nail polish will work well).
4. When the shell is dry, slide it onto the chain.
5. Attach the clasp.
6. You are done--enjoy.


*TIP: I like to use wax paper to rest the shells on while they dry--they tend to come off it nicely/sans sticking.



C and C welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011 12:14:03 AM »

A nice idea, especially using eroded sea shells, thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011 03:48:35 AM »

Very pretty. I like that you used something you found and made it pretty.  Painting them to match the chains is a lovely effect.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011 08:52:12 AM »

Thanks!
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