What do you do with an Abalone Seashell? These magical looking shells are without a doubt one of the most beautiful treasures that you'll find in the ocean (or at your local arts & crafts store) but... what can you do with them? As a professional mermaid and a long-time crafter, I've pondered this question many times. One day, while gathering materials for a completely different project, an idea occurred to me. I was looking at an abalone shell in one of the isles of a local store (when I should have been looking at beads) and the thought popped into my head that the rainbow-hued shell in my hand would make a gorgeous wind chime.
So... at that very moment, my mermaid instincts kicked in and I emptied the basket of materials I had collected for my other project and got to work on developing a technique to bring to life the nautical home decor piece that was swimming in my head. Here's what I came up with.
Here is how to make an abalone shell wind chime.