(( Projects )) How to make a Shell Necklace
This is pretty much how it will turn out. =]
All you need to make this is hemp string, one pony bead for closure (optional
Here we go...
This is the beginning and the end of the bracelet, though mine didn't turn out right because I made the strings too short. (The top is the beginning
To start off, you cut one string around 4 1/2 yards long, and another string around 2 yards long. (This is how I learned it, but I normally do it longer...
This is the next part of the bracelet.
All you do is tie half knot twists for 5 1/2 inches. (Again, this is how I learned it, but I normally do it longer. 5 1/2 inches...
These are both the front of the necklace.
Once you get enough half knot twists, you tie two square knots.
Then, you add a shell by sticking the two center strings into the "mouth" of the shell. **This next part you have to be extremely cautious of what you're doing** You tie two square knots, while keeping the shell in its place. You tie them tight enough to keep the shell where it is.
Now that you've done that, you get the next shell...b
Do the exact same thing you just did for two more shells.
For the last shell, you do what you did with the first shell. Then you tie more half knot twists, until the end of the bracelet, and you can either finish it off how you'd like...OR you can do what I did with the pony bead.
What I did to close it was I tied a couple of knots on top of each other. Then, I added the bead and tied a few more knots at the end and cut off the extra string.
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