VSCO has swept the nation! And what’s not to love about slogans such as “Save the Turtles”, reusable Hydro Flasks, lot’s of scrunchies and happy vibes. My girls have quickly become VSCO girls trying to absorb everything about the VSCO trend including wearing shell necklaces.
And what is more VSCO than making them yourself with this easy VSCO shell necklace DIY tutorial. You are ready to wear your own VSCO girl shell necklace in no time!
And if you would like to make matching bracelets, see my full instructions right here.
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- Waxed Polyester Cord This one gives you 28 colors so you have plenty to work with
- Cowrie Shells The bottoms have to be cut off
- or get everything in a Cowrie Necklace Set with black and cream colored cord. This is a perfect set to have a craft afternoon with your friends!
Here is a short video on how to make your Cowrie Shell Necklace!
Ready to start!
Cut a 60″ section of the cord and fold it in half.
Then make a regular knot about 8″ from the loop.
Now pull one end of the string through the shell and then the other side of the string through the shell as well but from the opposite direction. This will secure the Cowrie shell between the 2 strings.
You are sort of creating an X with the strings inside the shell.
Pull the shell tight to the first knot and secure it with another knot.
Now the shell is sandwiched between the 2 stings.
Repeat this with the rest of the shells.
I used a total of 10 shells, but it depends on the size of your shells and how long you want your VSCO necklace to be. You can hold it against your neck to check the length. Make sure it leaves about 8″ on the other side as well to tie necklace with a regular bow knot around your neck.
When you have the correct length, cut both sides to equal sizes so you have 4 equally long strings. Now, just tie a knot on all 4 ends. you can even add a little bead before the knot.
And you are ready to wear your VSCO Girl Shell Necklace!
I hope you find this a fun tutorial and as easy to work with as I do. Comment below if you have any questions and show off your creations here and on Instagram #kaileacrafts