Easy DIY Cowrie Ring

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Nothing says summer more than cowrie shell jewelry – except maybe, “Wow, it’s hot out.” But that’s a different story. While longingly gazing at Athropologie’s website, I noticed so much cowrie shell jewelry, and thought, “I could make that.” So I did. In like, 3 minutes, tops. Here’s how:

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What you’ll need: 

  • 2 pieces of copper wire
  • a cowrie shell
  • a cylindrical object that is the size of your finger, I used this Wet n Wild lipstick!

Wrap your wire around your cylinder as many times as you would like, but make sure there are a few inches of excess as shown below.

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Forgive the blurriness of this photo, but insert the ends of the copper wire into the opening of the cowrie shell. Then, bend the wire so it is perpendicular to the “ring part” where your finger will go.

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Finally, wrap the excess around the ring, two strands of copper wire on the left, and two strands on the right side of the ring. The wire is simply making a tight loop around the shell and then being wrapped around the “ring.”

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Processed with VSCO with c1 presetAnd tah-dah! Super simple. Let me know in the comments if you try this DIY or if you would like to, thanks for reading!

XOXO, Val

 

 

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