DIY Shell Bracelet

DIY Jewelry

Summer may be almost over 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.


You’ll need:

  • a cowrie shell
  • a yard of chinese knotting cord
  • a half yard of embroidery floss
  • a strand of brass spacer beads
  • 2 cord crimps with loops
  • 1 heavy jump ring
  • 1 spring ring clasp
  • scissors
  • pliers


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

shell4 shell6 shell7Cut a few strands of embroidery floss and fold them over one side of the knotting cord. 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.

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.


Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the cord crimps shut. Trim away any excess cord. Use pliers to add on a jump ring on one end and a clasp to another. Your shell bracelet is finished!

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