Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

Upcycled Coconut Shell Pendants Are Gorgeous!

I made these Coconut Shell Pendants because I love to use unwanted materials to create unique items. The Coconut shell is a tough substance. But, it makes fabulous unique jewelry.

Would you have ever guessed these gorgeous Coconut Shell Pendants could even exist? WOW!

The patina on the shell is subtle and shows when the shell has been polished. The hardest part was cutting the shell into the desired shape. It took around two hours to complete from start to finish. I added shell inlay on several of the pieces, and think the colors are very complimentary! Don’t be afraid of giving a material you normally throw away and turn it into stunning artwork! The best part is this artwork is WEARABLE!

Some of the shapes have the feeling of antique tools found at an archaeology dig, yet feel very modern too!
Look at the variegated colors within the coconut shell material!
Although these pendants were difficult to cut, I feel it was worth it to highlight the beautiful, vibrant color of the material.
With the feel of an arrowhead, this modern twist shows the beauty of both materials combined.
I let the beauty of the material shine through on this piece, and didn’t put any inlay. Instead, I just made sure it had a beautiful, glossy surface and some unusual cuts to add some natural sparkle.
I had some fun with random inlay pieces in the coconut shell, and it helps highlight the curvature of the natural material.
Add an inlay, and these Coconut Shell Pendants pop with a beautiful contrast of colors and textures.
Don’t be afraid of carving unusual shapes, or using unique materials. Look what you can get!

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