Beach in a Bottle Seashell Necklace

Our family absolutely loves the beach. Each year, we visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where we enjoy playing in the waves, walking along the shore, and looking for seashells. Over the years, we’ve brought home countless shells and shark teeth, so I’ve tried to come up with different DIY projects we can do to make use of some of them. Since I happen to be particularly fond of tiny shells, I came up with this little Beach in a Jar necklace idea to showcase my favorite miniature finds. Here’s how you can make your own!

Beach in a Bottle Seashell Necklace

Beach in a Bottle Seashell Necklace


Miniature clear bottle charms

Necklace chain with clasp or elastic cord


Tiny Seashells

Glue (optional)

Making Your Beach in a Bottle Necklace

Step 1: Fill about 1/3 of the bottle with sand. Add your favorite tiny seashell.

Once your shell is inside, replace the cork top. If you like, you can apply a bit of strong clear glue to the cork just to make sure it won’t pop out during wear.

Step 2: Add a chain.

I chose to use a ball chain, but you can also use elastic cord or any other type of necklace chain you like.

It’s that easy! These make great, inexpensive souvenirs to keep for yourself or to give away to family and friends. What better way to share a little bit of the beach? You can also add beads or charms to your necklace to make it even more personal. Don’t want to wear it? Display these little jars on a shelf or use them as ornaments on your Christmas tree.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite beach vacation spot too? I’d love to hear what you do with the shells you collect. Stop by the Amy Latta and Friends Facebook group to share your photos and ideas.

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Beach in a Bottle Seashell Necklace

Also, be sure to check out these other quick and easy DIY Seashell Crafts!

Coastal Seashell Wreath

Seashell Ornament

Seashell Photo Frame

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