How to Make Sea Glass Jewelry

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    Turn a remembrance found on a relaxing walk along the beach into a piece of wearable art. Sea glass jewelry is fun to make and inexpensive . Seaside strolling and sea glass hunting are good for your health and you will soon be creating a sea glass necklace and earrings. The jewelry can serve as a memento of a special vacation or time spent seaside. The uncomplicated jewelry also makes great gifts for those who love the beach.

    Things You'll Need

    • 1-yard 1/2-inch wide satin ribbon
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors
    • 20-gauge silver wire
    • Wire cutters
    • Epoxy glue
    • French earring hooks

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    Cut a piece of 1/2-inch wide ribbon to the length you want your necklace to be, plus 8 inches, with scissors.

    Choose a piece of sea glass for the pendant of your necklace, and wrap it securely with 20-guage silver wire, leaving a loop of wire at the top of the pendant for the ribbon. Cut the excess wire with wire cutters.

    Coat the back of the sea glass pendant and wire with epoxy glue. Let the glue dry for 24 hours. Insert the ribbon in the wire loop at the top of the pendant. Tie the ribbon ends in a bow at the back of your neck.

    Make matching earrings by wrapping the sea glass with wire, leaving a loop of wire at the top, gluing the wire in place and connecting the wire loops to French earring hooks.

    • Find sea glass on the beach near oceans and lakes.
    • Do not use pieces of sea glass with sharp edges for jewelry.