Sea Glass Part 3 of 3
If you are lucky enough to have sea glass or are willing to purchase them, you can easily make them into jewelry. I found a number of tutorials on the web to get your creative juices going.
simple pendant tutorial from the Sea Glass Journal involves making a wire wrapped bail and then scrolling the ends of both wires. One is longer than the other and is also wrapped around the glass. Add wire "kinks" to tighten the wire if it is too loose by grabbing it with a flat nose pliers and turning it 90 degrees. 18, 20, 22 G round wire should work well.
Altered Beauty's tutorial. How one wraps them will depend on the shape of the glass to some extent and what you feel like doing!
Sea glass is not smooth like polished gemstones so if you are applying this tutorial and the one above to smooth gemstones, some designs may not hold. Try the ones below instead.
Cyndi Lavin's lovely creation here is actually a wire wrapped beach rock which she created as a gift. Her inspiration came from a tutorial called the hippy twist! The hippy twist is a great method as it is forgiving and highly variable.
Diane Boehler's leaf tutorial on The Beadsite.com is an eclectic method of including several pieces of sea glass.
Gail of Can't Stop Making Things's tutorial really made the classic wire wrap pendant style funky and fun for sea glass. The addition of a metal charm is inspired!
Bettyninja's tutorial and you have one cool necklace!
Shrimp Salad Circus' Washed Ashore necklace tutorial which groups small sea glass pieces together.
Clever Nesting's tutorial features earrings with wire wrapped sea glass as charms.
Also check my past post on How to Fry Marbles for caged wrapping tutorials.
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