How to Make Delaware Indian Jewelry
- 1). Clean off the seashells with warm, soapy water. Allow them to dry completely. Tie a small strip of leather around a seashell so it will not fall off. Cut the ends of the leather 1½ inches from the shell.
- 2). Tie thin strips of leather through the jasper ornaments. You can buy several kinds of jasper jewelry ornaments. Some have a small opening on the ornament where you can string it and others don't.
- 3). Wrap a piece of the thin strip of leather around your neck to fit your necklace, or around your wrist or ankle for a bracelet or an anklet. Make sure it is 2 inches more than you want. This allows room for tying the knots necessary to keep the necklace, bracelet and anklet secure.
- 4). Tie a loop knot on one end of the thin leather strip that you are using for your necklace, anklet or bracelet. Then, tie two or three regular tight knots in the other end. These knots will fit inside the loop knot to fasten the jewelry together.
- 5). Tie the seashells and jasper pieces together in any fashion you desire for your respective jewelry. This can be three seashells in the center and two jasper ornaments on either side for a necklace. For a bracelet or an anklet, you can alternate the shells and jasper ornaments all the way round the leather strip.
- 6). Put on the jewelry and put the tight knot through the loop knot.