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DIY Shell Bracelet From Honestly WTF

This guest post is courtesy of our friends Honestly WTF!

Summer may soon be coming to an end, but that isn’t preventing us from taking a piece of the beach with us into fall. With a cute cowrie shell, colorful tassel and some brassy beads, this easy to make bracelet is what endless summers are all about.

diy shell bracelet

You’ll need:

diy shell bracelet

Start by cutting a 5 inches off the knotting cord – set it aside for later. Then thread half of the knotting cord through one end of the cowrie shell. Tie it into a knot.

diy shell bracelet

Bring the other end of the cord across the middle section of the shell and tie a knot on the other side.

diy shell bracelet

Cut a few strands of embroidery floss and fold them over one side of the knotting cord.

diy shell bracelet

Take the extra strand of cord and tie it tightly around the top of the folded floss into a double knot. Trim away any excess. Fray and separate the threads of the embroidery floss.

diy shell bracelet

Start threading brass beads onto both ends of the bracelet. Once the desired length is reached, fold the cord at the end of the bracelets into each of the cord crimps.

diy shell bracelet

Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the cord crimps shut. Trim away any excess cord.

diy shell bracelet

Use pliers to add on a jump ring on one end and a clasp to another. Your shell bracelet is finished!

diy shell bracelet

Post courtesy of Honestly WTF.

Want another shell themed DIY? Check out Brigette’s amazing DIY shell cuff tutorial today on Honestly WTF!

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jelena -August 28, 2013, 8:28AM


meg -August 28, 2013, 9:13AM

What a great way to use a shell that you collected while traveling. :)

Juliette Laura -August 28, 2013, 10:01AM

Oh goodness I adore this bracelet. I love Free People and Honestly WTF, so this is perfect! Love it!

xo, Juliette Laura

Annejelina -August 28, 2013, 11:48AM

Finally something to do with all these shells I’ve collected since being a kiddo <3
{<3} Annejelina

Megan -August 28, 2013, 12:29PM

Two DIY’s in one day!! I love it!!

Ray @ Make Your Hair Grow Faster -August 28, 2013, 3:44PM

so cute! my friend, who makes and sells crafts online, would love this idea, especially since she just moved to the beach

Shelley -August 29, 2013, 12:32AM

It’s so nice to have a little bit of Summer as we move into the Fall.

Amber -August 29, 2013, 11:43AM

Sweet idea! Loving this bracelet!

Faiza -August 31, 2013, 1:29PM

Can you please do a DIY on how to make an Autumn or Winter bracelet?

Caris -September 4, 2013, 3:31AM

Oh that is SO lovely! Neat idea!

Beads of Paradise NYC -September 7, 2013, 5:51PM

Such a darling DIY project ! We love the way the brass elevates the look and, of course, who could ever object to a lovely pop of color by way of a tassel – we admire our box full of them daily!


DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -September 9, 2013, 4:16AM

woooow great idea!!! ☺


kellie -December 28, 2013, 5:47PM

go to darkangel crafts

Lederarmband Uhr -March 7, 2014, 6:09AM

You have made really so nice and very beautiful post, Thank for sharing with us. It looks really very beautiful and unique.

Pete -June 18, 2014, 10:57AM

This shell bracelet looks very nice.
I love this DIY!

Please keep up the good work.

virginie -October 28, 2014, 3:14PM

Wow! great idea. I do bracelets myself and sell them but i find that your model has something delicate and simple yet different. Very indie.

Jual Grosir Gelang Handmade | Gelang Unik | Gelang Batu Etnik Manik -May 1, 2015, 9:05AM

What a wonderful DIY trick! I think I want to make some soon at home. Keep spreading good vibe, xoxoxo

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