DIY Step By Step Mussel Shell Earrings

DIY Step By Step Mussel Shell Earrings

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Mussel shell earrings make a vibrant fashion statement. Recently I thought of buying a set of peacock shade earrings. But one day we bought green mussels for lunch. My mom was about to through away the mussel shells. I just took that whole cover of waste shells and thought I would use it for something. The very first idea that stroked the mind was “mussel shell earrings”. But I had no idea about the method. Just started a creative experiment!

Step By Step Mussel Shell Earrings

Materials Required:

  • Green mussel shells. Cut the shell apart and clean it well so that the fishy smell goes away.
  • Acrylic or pearl fabric paints
  • Brush
  • Jewelry pliers and a needle.

Procedure

Check out all the shells and select perfectly shaped and sized ones. Thoroughly wash it to remove dirt and smell. Using a needle, slowly make a hole at the top of the shell. It is to keep the earring hooks in position.

Now you can start painting. I prefer pearl paint as it has a shiny appearance. You can choose fabric pearl paints. For the peacock pattern, you need brown, blue, green and yellow pearl color.

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First, let us start with a bright blue color at the base. Now paint with green color adding a touch of yellow shade. Draw peacock feather patterns and paint it. The inner most color would be dark blue. Using light blue and brown shade, you can enhance the effect.

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Paint the background with matching colors to get a natural look. Once the paint is dry, attach the earring hooks in the holes.

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Wow!!! handmade mussel shell earrings are ready to wear!! Hope my shell earring tutorial was helpful. 🙂 Just try out this if you are getting some shells.
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This is another pair of shell earrings I tried out after this one. Even though started as an experiment, both earrings sold out quickly in my store. 🙂shell-earrings

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