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Shell Jewelry Brings Happiness to Your Life

Brief Introduction of Shell Jewelry

Long long ago, shells were firstly used as a form of currency for centuries. Later they were introduced into jewelry making field. The reason why people wore them are varied. For example, some dwellers in ocean areas deeply believed that kind of jewelry could avoid evil spirits and brought good luck to them. Today shells are widely used in jewelry and craftwork making which spread as wild as a fire.

General Knowledge of Shell Jewelry

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From dark colors like grey to bright colors like blue, shell jewelry involves all of them. These attractive shells are used to make jewelry, which includes necklaces and earrings to bracelets. As a matter of fact, people even make use of shells to make brooches and buttons that are very chic and unique.

Natural seashell jewelry materials and ornaments are from different kinds of sea jewelry like paua, hammer and mother of pearls that are found all over the world. To some degree, shell jewelry is the reminder of nature's beauty.

Craft Ideas

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Sea Shell are treasures that come to seashore from the capacious oceans. Some people may think of picking up a few pretty shells and redecorate them creatively. However, it seems that most of us will forget them after our flashing thought and are reminded when seeing them again. To those who are determined in persevering remaking those shells, the excitement and motivation in them will ensure them to create a surprising work.

In fact, making seashell jewelry is a comparatively simple craft. First and foremost, you should get the raw materials from local craft shop. You can also collect them by yourself if it is convenient. Screening out seashells is time-consuming and you should be patient when picking out them.

Then it’s the time to clean the shells. You can soak shells in a mixture of water and bleach to remove any debris from the shell. This ensures that there is nothing left behind and causes an odor.

The next problem, also a common problem you will encounter when trying to make shell jewelry, is that sea shells are extremely fragile and brittle. In order to alleviate this problem, the easiest way will be just to attach the shells to a hard surface such as wood. Frames, jewelry boxes, and mirrors are successful examples of this method, with only glue needed to bond with wood and organic material. Besides, a non-yellowing clear gloss will be used to keep the shells shiny and provide some protection and durability. Then the creating process of shell jewelry will be a finished one.

Last but not least, you may drill holes in the shells so as to string them. You are strongly advised to use fast speed drill to make holes.

By using handmade jewelry, you can also make your beautiful sea shells. The more you spend time on practicing the techniques and designs, the more amazing and satisfying the results could be. Since you have a variety of choices on what type of jewelry you make and how you use the sea shells. Start making you own works of sea shell jewelry and you will get a lot of fun and satisfaction.


Shell jewelry has become more and more trendy. Compared to pearl jewelry, it's quite inexpensive in price which is affordable for average people. You can either feel free to buy them or make jewelry by yourself. If you are interested in them, just go and have a try. You will find it bring happiness and fun to your life.

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