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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  1. 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!

    – BOP

  2. 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.

  3. Very creative.

    These really do look the best. I’ll definitely be having a go at making these but guaranteed they won’t turn out the same as yours.

    Best Wishes
    Shaun Bird

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