If you can drill holes in the sea glass pieces yourself, try making a wire crochet necklace (above) as shown by Cyndi Lavin's tutorial over on Beading Arts. You can purchase frosted fake sea glass beads too if you don't have any real ones on hand.
One way to avoid having to drill is to wire wrap large pieces of sea glass. I have covered the tutorials before (see links below) but here is a lovely video tutorial by Gayle Bird.
She demonstrates a really easy way of making a wire cage by using wire twists. Just make sure you start off with a generous length of wire because it is difficult to predict how much you need with such an informal method. She introduce kinks in the wire which are necessary to tighten the "cage". They do add charm to the design.
Not everyone can drill holes in sea glass nor do the wire work, so check out this even easier solution! Just glue the pieces onto a disc and loop bracelet. This works also if the sea glass fragments are too small to drill or wire wrap. The idea is from Martha Stewart.com
Before You Go:
- How to Drill Sea Glass
- How to Wire Wrap Sea Glass Jewelry
- How to Tumble Glass to Make Faux Sea Glass
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