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Bulk Cowrie Shells, 1 Kilo, 900pcs, Sliced Cowry Shell, Medium Size by HempBeadery

Bulk cowrie shells for making jewelry, gluing onto frames and crafts. These shells are an off white / cream color and vary in size from 18mm / 3/4 inch to 5/8 inch long – there is a mix of medium sizes. This is the most popular size used for making hemp jewelry, not too big and not too small. These shells are sliced in half, they do not have holes and are good quality shells for jewelry making and crafts.

There is approximately 800 – 900 pieces per bag.
Weight of one bag is 2 lbs.

You will receive one bag

Important information:

Cowrie shells come from the ocean and do vary in size, shape and color – nature does not make them all the same.

Cowrie shells are sliced in half by a machine, we cannot add holes or make the slits larger or smaller.

In order to offer the shells at the lowest price possible, we are unable to pick or sort through them for you. If you require all your shells to be the same size, we advise purchasing a kilo bag and sorting through to find the sizes you need.

Shells are pre-washed clean – in 20 + years of using them for jewelry making we have never found any dirty ones or seen batches that were unwashed and unusable.

It is possible that you may come across the odd shell that is off color or misshapen ( we cannot pick every single one out), but to compensate we always add a few extra to orders, so please carefully count the number of shells you received before contacting us.

Cowrie shells vary between batches, but that is just the way nature does it. The shells you receive may not look exactly like the photo, but any variation in size and color will be slight. I have personally found these shells to be the best for hemp jewelry, they are sturdy and have a nice natural look.

We offer shells in 3 sizes – small, medium and large.

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