Seashell necklaces for women come in a variety of styles to complement your style and taste. Whether you want a casual, everyday look or a more formal piece, seashell necklaces make a fine accessory to your designer look. They are made from a variety of materials, such as coral, individual specimen shells and mother of pearl. Casual styles of seashell necklaces may include pieces of small shell of the same color strung tightly together. A favorite design of casual shell necklaces include individually mounted specimen shells, such as a clamshell, sharks eye or conch, strung on a sturdy piece of thin rope, wire or leather. These necklaces may be mixed with a various types of shells, beads or even semi-precious stones such as turquoise for an intricate designer look. More formal looks may include gold or silver seashell necklaces with specimen pendants. Formal seashell necklaces may include inset gemstones such as diamonds or other precious stones or small pearls.
Seashell necklaces for men are another popular trend catching on in coastal areas and beach communities. Even if you are not a surfer or full-time beachcomber – men can achieve a coastal look by wearing these necklaces with a more masculine flair. They can be strung on dark brown or natural leather and contain a specimen shell such as larger conch or shark’s teeth. Other seashell necklaces for men include small segments of white seashell closely strung together. Men can also wear seashell pendants made from metals such as pewter or silver. Sand dollar pendants strung on leather necklaces with a few strategically placed dark brown or black beads to creatively offset buddhist beads
Seashell necklaces for kids are a fun way to give kids a summertime look all year round. Surfer inspired fashions include coral or designs that include pieces of seashells alternating with small shell beads or wood beads. Necklaces for kids need to be especially functional and easy to take on and off. Pay special attention to easy to open and close clasps or choose designs that slip easily over the youngster’s head. Kids can be tough on personal belongings, and these necklaces are no exception. Make sure the construction of the necklace is sturdy and that the string or rope won’t easily break or fall apart. Necklaces made from Puka Shells make popular choker style necklaces for kids and adults alike, and come in stunning white. Girls may enjoy bracelets or ankle bracelets made to match their seashell necklace in similar color and style. Having a kid’s party to celebrate a birthday? Seashell necklaces make for a creative and useful giveaway – particularly if you are going with an island or beach theme. Easy to assemble seashell necklace kits make for a great party activity and the kid’s can wear their creations home from the party.
Seashell necklaces that you can do yourself are a fun and easy craft or hobby. These seashell necklaces designed and made by you, make for perfect gifts or party favors for your friends or family. The good news is that they can be intricate and complex or as simple as you would like. It’s a good idea to obtain some basic jewelry making tools before you embark on your design. Needle nose pliers, suitable cord, fishing line or string for stringing seashells or beads, clasps, separators or spacers and clasps are a good start. Some craft mega-stores even sell pre-made jewelry making kits with clasps and material to string your beads or seashells, to make it extra easy. Next think about your design and your materials. Do you want strictly seashells or do you want to mix in some beads into your seashell necklace? Individual specimens such as shark’s teeth or specimen seashells may be incorporated into a seashell necklace by mounting the specimen item with a coordinating pendant mount or pendant setting. Standard fishing line makes for a great foundation for stringing beads or shells. Leather or wire necklaces are another choice for easy to make designs. More intricate pieces can include a general color scheme with varied shells, beads or semi-precious stones for added visual interest and texture. Try making a matching piece to go with your pieces such as earrings, bracelets or even ankle bracelets.