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May 30, 2013

If I Can Do It, You Can DIY It!

I am a pack rat when it comes to old jewelry...I do not easily discard.  There are some pieces I still have from my 20s!  Last weekend, I was in a cabinet and came across  seashells gathered at the Texas Coast on a family trip several years ago.  I had done nothing with the shells...but I started thinking about necklaces I have recently seen on the blogs and in some stores.  My creative juices were running wild.
A drill, some leather strips from MICHAELS, old necklaces not worn that often, and the shells provided for an easy accessory update.  I simply drilled a hole in the top of the shell, ran a leather strip (this packet offered a white, bronze or gold selection) through the shell and simply tied it to the necklace.  VIOLA...easy, so easy!!

Now, have fun with your shells everyone!!

Then have a fabulous day! 


  1. Pam, I love this idea, and the results are so special!

  2. Wow, lovely use of your shells, Pam!

  3. Love this idea - now where did I put those shells collected so long ago?

  4. Wow! What a great idea!!

  5. What a talented lady you are Pam...it looks FABULOUS!
    Catherine xx

  6. Love this idea Pam--the necklaces look like custom designer boutique pieces!!

  7. Pam I love your idea, how beautiful!! What kind of tool is it that keeps the shells from cracking (not very handy)!!

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  8. LOVE the necklace. GREAT job. Marvelous idea.

  9. Easy and pretty too! I'm your latest follower, here today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

  10. loving the addition of the big shell to the coral necklace
    it just looks so much richer
    you will probably be wearing that all summer long

  11. Very impressive Pam! I always collect shells and pebbles whenever I go to the beach - most of them are in the plant pots on my balcony though so not really fit to wear around my neck!

  12. Great idea - have a fantabulous weekend!

  13. What fun! I have a plate of shells nearby from a trip to the beach once upon a time, but I don't think I would've thought to integrate them into a necklace. Delightful idea!

  14. I love DIY's. Great one!!!!

  15. well done! love that you shared your creativity and the hop too. Thank you for sharing and for your continued friendship xo


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