How To Make Sea Glass Necklace From Your Beach Walk Finds

Do you have some gorgeous pieces of frosted sea glass, smoothly shaped beach stone or artistic driftwood and wondered how to turn them into prized pieces of jewelry? Or maybe just curious about how to make this type of jewelry. I would like to show you how to bring out the beauty of your beachcombing finds and turn them into stunning masterpieces of wearable adornments.

Over the years on my beach walks I have acquired a large collection of jewelry quality sea glass, driftwood, and shells. The sea glass gems I choose for my beachcomber necklaces must be already nicely shaped and free of any obvious flaws. Most important I don’t need to cut, shape, or alter the sea glass, the sea, sand and waves do the job.

When I have the idea for the necklace, I just go through all my sea glass collection and look for the shapes and color I need for my adornment. Sometimes it takes a long time to decide which pieces will go to my design…

Once that decision is made, the fun part of designing sea glass jewelry begins. When it comes to planning and creating, a lot of times it’s simply intuition …

My technique for making the beaded bezels and connecting the separate pieces are the even and add-count peyote, brick, and tubular peyote stitches. These are the very simple and easy bead weaving technique stitches.

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I really love working with tiny Japanese glass seed beads and natural gemstone beads. I love the texture that tiny beads create. There are many different finishes, colors and shapes of glass seed beads, just by combining them in different color combinations makes each piece one of a kind.

I like to use the matte finished beads for the sea glass pieces. It just compliments so beautiful the frosted sea glass texture. And I use the gold finished beads as an accent. There is something about the look of frosted glass and the gleam of gold as well as the way it showcases the common light blue, green and translucent whites.

After choosing the couple main elements for the necklace and playing with them around little bit. I decide what kind of shape my necklace will be: simple pendant hanging from the leather cord, the choker style or a long-beaded necklace.

If you collect the beach gems, why not learn how to make your own jewelry to showcase your beautiful finds?

This “The Four Elements of Matter” beading tutorial shows how to use a very simple peyote stitch to create a stunning necklace. It has many tips for beading paths to combine the elements. You’ll be amazed by how much you can accomplish with just needles, thread and beads.

Discover a new world of creative possibilities with bead weaving technique! It’s fun and easy to make artsy and unique jewelry with beach find objects.

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