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Hemp Necklace with Sea Shells
Who is this project for?
What materials did you use?
Hemp Rope and Sea Shells
What are you most proud of?
Creating something with Nature not against.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Please study the dangers of drilling and cutting Sea Shells before you start. I spoke to a Lapidery before went to work on this project.
Love your natural shells and macrame necklace. Many thanks for the information on the dangers of drilling shells. In fact I was planning to buy a small drill myself since I often find on the beach shells with tiny holes or none at all, as well as sea flat pebbles I could use. Can you suggest a site with similar information? Would a mask help? Thank you
Always use a mask. Use a water friendly drill ( check with Lowes etc.) Some shells I use a seam ripper from my sewing kit after breaking the tip off with pliers. works real well. sometimes you will break the shell beyond use so have extras.
THANKS Ronald, I appreciate your help and information. I do not mind breaking some shells since I can find several on the beach near my country house so no problem. As for the tool, I will have to inquire in the local market for what is available (I live in Athens, Greece). However I have of course a seam ripper. I Love and share your attitude and philosophy about nature. Thanks again.
Nice necklace Ronald. '...take extra precaution...shell dust can make your lungs bleed. ' YIKES, who knew? Very important tip.
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