Here's a great way to show off the shells you get from the beach!!! you can either glue the shell on to the hair clip and then attache the wire, or you could wrap the wire all around the shell and then glue the whole thing to the clip. I would suggest using a hot glue gun...... for every thing!!! That's my favorite form of glue. It dries so quickly so you don't have to sit there holding it, is doesn't run or drip so you can put a giant blob of it on and know it will hold, and it's just superrr easy to use!!! I love it!