Shell and Sea Glass Pendant

by Jo Watkins
(Olympia, WA)

Shell and Sea Glass Pendant - My Maui Treasures

Shell and Sea Glass Pendant - My Maui Treasures

Incorporate the sea in your next wire jewelry design. As inspiration try recreating this shell and sea glass pendant for your next wire jewelry project.

Jewelry Making Beads


I picked up my shell and the beach glass on our last vacation to Maui. I love it when I can use my "treasures" for something that I can enjoy in other ways.

Jewelry Making Techniques


First, I drilled a hole in the top of the sea glass. Then, I drilled three holes in the shell - one through the tip, one on the inside near the top and one to exit out the other end.

I used a 26 gauge wire to string beads through the body of the shell. It seemed to bend more easily for the shell beads that I strung up through the inside curve of the sea shell.

Next, I made a wire wrapped loop over the to of the sea glass, added two crystal beads to match, a flat fluted bead to hide the drill hole.

Then, I threaded the into a drilled hole on the end and out the other drilled hole on the bottom inside. I wound matching seed beads up the inside. Then carefully threaded the wire back out. I topped the wire unit off with another crystal bead and added a small wrapped loop to act as a pendant bail.

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Making Sea Glass Jewelry
by: Wanda

Jo,

This from the sea jewelry pendant is beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember your vacation.

Sea glass has become very popular in jewelry making and you did a good job of turning your found objects (I assumed) into gorgeous jewelry.

Keep beading!

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

Sea, or, Beach Glass Pendant
by: Wanda

Jo,

Thank you so much for entering your beautiful bead jewelry design in the August 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest!

As beautiful as all of the bead design entries are, only one can be chosen as the winning design entry.

So, here is the winning entry, Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace.

Whatever else you do, have fun beading!

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

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