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Seashell Keychains

Kids headed back to school can savor a piece of summer by latching one of these DIY seashell keychains onto their backpacks.

seashell keychains

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart


This summertime seashell craft is just the thing for you and the kids to do for an afternoon of fun. With only three simple steps and a handful of materials, everyone will love making this project. In fact, the process of making them is enjoyable for adults, too, so be sure to create one for yourself and hang it on your tote bag. This idea comes from our friend Manal Aman. She used Dyed Seashells to achieve a bright, summery color on scallop shells.


  • Seashells

  • 3/16-inch tool bit

  • Beading cord

  • Scissors

  • Key rings


  1. Set up the Dremel workstation with the Dremel tool fitted with 3/16-inch drill bit. Then pierce a hole into the tail end of a shell.

    seashell keychains
  2. Cut the beading cord to desired length of your key chain. Tie one end to the jump ring and begin beading small seashell beads from the other end; finish by tying one large seashell to the end.

    seashell keychains

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