Turn your relaxing walk along the beach into wearable art. It's easy and fun, and inexpensive. Go seaside strolling and sea glass hunting. Not only will it be good for you health, you'll soon be creating sea glass jewelry, too. The following steps explain how to make a sea glass necklace and earrings.
Decide how long you wish to make your necklace, and cut a piece of 20-gauge wire to that length. Remember to add some length for the fasteners.
Curl one end of the wire around into a loop with a pair of tweezers. Make sure to leave no sharp edges that could cut or scratch your neck while you wear your sea glass necklace.
Do the same with the other end of the wire, but create a hook with wire. This will be the fastener for your sea glass necklace.
Choose a piece of sea glass for the pendant of your necklace, and wrap it securely with the wire. This you can do in numerous ways. Have fun deciding which way you like best. One thing to remember: not only should you wrap the sea glass in a way that looks nice, but in a way that is also secure so that your sea glass will not be lost.
Add super glue or some other strong glue to the back of the sea glass and wire, thus cementing the wire in place. This will make the bond between the wire and the sea glass even more secure.
Try this method to make matching earrings. You can connect the wire of the sea glass earrings to French hooks that you can find at a crafts store. Be sure to wrap the sea glass securely, and glue them.
Things you need
- 20-gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- French hooks