For as long as I've been traveling, I've been grabbing interesting rocks, shells and other odds and ends to remember the trip. Recently, I was inspired to pick up a spool of 20 gauge artistic wire, bust out the needle nose pliers and try my hand at turning a few of these shells and rocks into jewelry.
But it is fun to at least try!
Here's a few attempts using shells we recently collected:
(Note in some cases, I just used a 1/16th inch drill bit to drill through the shells - which are both quite hard, and super fragile)
I won't be quitting my day job any time soon. But, if you find yourself with some interesting looking shells or rocks, this is definitely something you should try!