Sunday, 11 November 2012

Better Late Than Never!

Sorry, yougaiz (if there is anyone at all who's reading my blog, that is. :P).  I had a *real* busy week and hence the delay.

And, I was thinking, why not start off with a DIY post. Good idea, no? Yes. So, here I am, with a very easy  DIY for all you crafty and also the not-so-crafty ladies out there. Considering the festive season and the amount of dry-fruit dabbas all of you must be getting, this is going to be a cakewalk.

Things you need:

1. Pistachio shells

2. Some gold/bronze necklace chain (according to your preferred necklace length) along with the clasps.
3. Glue (I used Fevibond)
4. Cardboard (Not too thick)
5. Fabric Paint (I used pearl metallics)

And here's the how to:

~ Firstly, clean the shells and start painting them using the colors of your choice. I did two coats of each color and it was perfect. Let dry.

~ In the meantime, cut the cardboard in whichever you want the necklace to be. I chose a triangle since it's the easiest to do. Yes, I'm lazy like that. :P

Before sticking the pistachio shells to the cardboard, punch a little hole on the sides and attach the chain to both the sides.

~ Now, apply glue to the edges of the pistachio shells and on the cardboard wherever you are going to stick the shells. Let dry for a few minutes (5-7 mins) and then glue the shells to the cardboard placing them however you want.

~ Once dry, paint the area where the cardboard shows with either a contrasting color or a color of your choice and let dry again.

TADA, Your pretty Pistachio necklace is ready! That was easy to do, wasn't it? :) I made a cuff too.

Do let me know if you make it or your other ideas for using pistachio shells.

A very happy Diwali to all you guys!

Till the next post,

Much love


  1. Happy Diwali, you. :)
    Keep writing ^^

    1. Thank you, Vidhi. Hope you had a good one too. :)

  2. DIYs have been done to death but I love this one because it's so unique. I've seen pista shells in paintings but never jewellery before. Can't wait to see more from you! :)

    1. Aww. Thanks, Magali. Means so much, coming from you! :) Now I really will take some time out and blog more. :D