Beach Glass and sea glass is so pretty. It’s hard to believe that these pieces used to be trash that has now been tumbled by the ocean for so many years. Since it’s such a treasure, beach glass should be treated as such. A wire wrapped sea glass or beach glass pendant is the perfect way to show off a treasured piece.
Wire Wrapped Beach Glass Pendant Tutorial
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Tools & Materials
Steps to Create a Beach Glass Necklace Using Wire Wrapping
1.) Cut an approximately 3-inch piece of the 18-gauge wire with flush cutters. Create a wire bail at one end and place that at the top back side of sea glass. Simply form a loop with the round nose pliers.
2.) Make sure the bail is wide enough for the chain’s clasp. The bail loop should run perpendicular to the beach glass pendant. This will allow the necklace chain to slide through the bail and the pendant to lie flat for viewing. The remaining length of wire will trail down the back side of the sea glass pendant.
3.) Then spiral wrap the wire around the front side of the beach glass pendant and follow all the way up the piece of sea glass toward the bail. Wrap the remaining wire two to three times around, just underneath the bail.
4.) Cut off the remaining wire and squeeze the wire’s end with round-nose pliers or needle-nose pliers. Otherwise the sharp edge may scrape skin or catch hair.
Voila! You have created a wire wrapped beach glass pendant, quickly and easily.
This beach glass pendant project came from the book Sea Glass Jewelry, which is packed full of history and tidbits about beach glass and sea glass. It also has some fantastic jewelry projects, along with a few suppliers for sea glass.
Cheryl Rogers says
I love that you gave us directions for these. I love Diy projects.
Nena Sinclair says
I love this, I didn’t know it was so easy to do! It would be a great way to use pretty colored stones as well!
Robin Wilson says
What a wonderful and easy way to display “trash”. I too, have always found it to be gorgeous and I have a couple of pieces that would be perfect for this craft!
Alexia H. says
How beautiful and elegant, yet simple. Thanks
Dana Rodriguez says
That is so pretty and you make it look SO easy!!
cyndi f says
this does not seem to hard, i pinned this and can’t wait to try it thanks for sharing
Cool, this is pretty easy to make, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this craft post.
Jennifer Phillips says
This is great fun with the kids, we made charm bracelets out of pretty little stones we found, it was a blast. 😀
Rachel Beltz says
This is so pretty, simple, and elegant! I’m going to keep this in mind when we head down to the shore!
Sarah Matos says
Love this. I am always looking for new crafty ways to invent jewelry.
Laura Ohlrogge says
So cute! I’m gonna make one!
Richard Hicks says
I never knew how to do this til now. Great instructions!