Items you will need:
round needle nose pliers
20 gauge silver plate wire (Michaels has all kinds and in other colors)
a round pencil
Step 1. Cut about a 2 foot piece of wire and starting with the middle, wrap it in a spiral around the pencil until you have about an inch of wire wrapped.
Step 2. Now you have the 2 ends of the wire "hanging". Take your shell and put it between the 2 ends and up fairly close to the spiral. One of the wire ends should be on top of the shell, the other should be behind the shell.
Step 3. Now is the tricky but fun part. Holding the shell in place with one hand, take your other hand and start wrapping the shell with the 2 ends of the wire. One end will wrap from the front, one end will wrap from the back. The more you wrap (and space it out), the more secure the shell will become.
Step 4. When you wrap until there is no more wire to go around again, you need to loop the wire end onto another wire on the back of the shell. Always finish your ends on the back.
Step 5. At this time the shell should be pretty secure and you can cut another piece of wire. Loop it around another wire on the back to secure it and start wrapping again. How much wire you use is your choice. You have to have enough to make the shell secure but can add more for detail.
Step 6. Once you have all the wire wraps you want use your round needle nose pliers and carefully make small bends on the front of the shell. This will add detail and tighten the wire to secure the shell even more. Make sure you are always keeping the wire flush to the shell.
Step 7. That's it:) You're done! Just slide the pendant off the pencil and put it on the suede lace or leather cord. They also look great on the silver collars.