Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seashell Necklaces

My oldest daughter could not go on vacation with us this summer because she was with a friend on a mission trip in Philadelphia. We wanted to give her something special so she knew how much she was missed. We looked in various shops and at certain items... but we wanted to give her something with more meaning.

So I told the girls to find special seashells just for Dee and when we got home we would make her something special out of them before she came home. Each shell was lovingly picked by her sisters and my husband then carefully drilled a hole in each one for us so we could make her a special seashell necklace.
We added a few jump rings and charms and laid out the design the way we liked it.
I used hemp cord and added a clasp to the end of the necklace. I learned how to do the clasp while we were away on vacation and went to a bead shop. It is very simple to do.
Then we created the necklace... and this was the end result:

I hope Dee remembers how much we love her each time she looks at it. It's a beautiful chunky necklace and I can't wait to make one for myself.

Keira wanted to keep on going so she laid out various designs with the shells she found. She worked hard on her first one and it came out beautiful!

It is an awesome way for her to remember our trip together this summer and such a fun activity for children to do.

3 comments:

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

This is so sweet! What a thoughtful and beautiful idea!!

Joy from Just Plain Joy said...

Very cute idea! We live by the ocean and sometimes seashells accumulate in our house! I like finding useful, pretty and creative ways to enjoy them!

Joy, from http://www.JustPlainJoy.com.

Jaimie said...

Wow--the finished product looks so professional. Great job.

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