Create a Beautiful Pendant From Seashells or Sea Glass

I’m sure as a seashell collector you’ve seen the typical crafts being made with collected shells.  Frame a mirror, or make a wind chime, or cover a little trinket box.  But if you find something really special on your beach-combing ventures, why not wear it around your neck so it gets some nice visibility?  A pretty, or rare, seashell or piece of beach glass would make a lovely and unique pendant.  Something like that needs to be used in a special and creative way.

I know that jewelry making is popular, and I’ve never made any type of jewelry myself, but it’s something most people can easily learn to do.  Buy some wire, in silver, bronze or copper, and watch the Youtube video below – it moves right along, and has pop up text with useful information as you watch the woman create her sea glass pendant.  I think you’ll agree that any of us could handle making something like this.  You’ll need pliers, quality wire, and wire cutters, and of course the special item to be wrapped.

Often we are told to drill shells with a hole to create jewelry, which seems much more difficult.  This wire wrapping video is done with a piece of green beach glass, but it could also be used as an example of how to wrap a pretty seashell.  A small, spotted junonia hanging around your neck would be such a conversation piece!  If you do it, please let me show off a picture of your handiwork here to inspire other readers.  Have fun!

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3 thoughts on “Create a Beautiful Pendant From Seashells or Sea Glass

  1. I just paid to have several pieces of beach glass made into jewelery – necklaces. The woman who did it did a great job. I am pleased. She very creatively and artistically wire wrapped them! I have rarely found beach glass on ocean beaches. My large collection of beach glass was found along the shores of Lake Erie. I am not very crafty nor handy, and while the video makes it look easy – I think it would be a struggle for me and not turn out that nice. haha!

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    1. That sounds fabulous. I would love to collect some beach glass, but it’s not everywhere. How nice that you found a creative jewelry maker to provide a unique piece of art to wear!

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