Shell Necklace

A couple days ago I talked about using up some of my jewelry making stash. I made a quick and easy bracelet. This time I made a fun shell necklace only using things I already had on hand. Please excuse my almost 50 year old neck. My 2 younger necks (Amanda and Emilee) were busy with other things.

I started out with various chains, jump rings, shell beads, a lobster clasp, and pliers. My chain measurements are: 20″, 18″, 16″ and the extender is 3″.

Open the jump ring and attach all 3 chains (remember twist, do not pull).

On the same jump ring, add the lobster clasp. Then close.

Attach a jump ring to the other end of the chains and add the extender chain, then close.

I added a cute little ball bead to the end of the extender chain (I don’t know the real name of this but you know what I mean) just for fun. And because I have short hair you can see it.

Then I decided on the spacing of the shells by skipping 2 links in the chain.

I started in the center of the necklace and worked out so everything would be even when I finished.

Ta-Da! Another piece of jewelry I didn’t have to spend a dime on. Maybe you have some jewelry making pieces you can get creative with. Or is there a piece of jewelry you’re not crazy about anymore? Take it apart and make something new you’d love to wear. Isn’t it a fun Summer necklace? I have another super simple necklace I’ll be making in a couple days.

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