Beaded & Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Wind Chimes

There aren’t many things I enjoy more than “playing” with sea glass. One of my newest creations is sea glass wind chimes. Even though they were a bit of a challenge at first,  I have enjoyed creating them and they have been a big hit with my customers. I have sold them at the last two craft fairs I attended.  At the first fair which was outside, a lovely breeze was a big help in getting them a lot of attention, they sound beautiful!

These beaded and wire wrapped sea glass wind chimes are a fun way for me to use what is called “craft” glass. (Hmmm, I think that grades of sea glass will be a topic for another post.)  Let’s just say that this craft glass isn’t the best for jewelry, it’s not as nicely smoothed or frosted as jewelry quality, but it’s still nice glass.

Very important components of all the wind chimes I create is colorful beading and color coordinated jump rings.

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The first sea glass wind chimes I created were with frosted white sea glass wrapped with multi colored wire with multi colored beaded sections and multi colored jump rings. They sold out at the second craft fair I displayed them at. I have also created sea glass wind chimes using bottle necks and rims in different colors, white, brown, green and blue.  These have been very popular, especially with sea glass aficionados who know that sea glass rims are a rarity.

Living in Maryland, the next logical color was purple, of course…

I always enjoy and am honored to create a custom piece and one sea glass wind chime I created was pink. It was white sea glass wrapped with pink and fuschia wire with sections of glitzy pink and pearl beads and coordinating pink jump rings. This had been ordered by a sea glass loving Mother for her daughter, who was just weeks away from the birth of her baby girl. A VERY special sea glass wind chime indeed!

If you are interested in a sea glass wind chime please contact me.  I can create them in a wide variety of colors and color combinations.

This is a picture of the wind chimes being created, the one on the left is purple, and the pic shows the purple suspension top,  the one on the right is multi-colored and had a turquoise suspension top.

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Measuring for Jump Rings, Sterling Chain and Bails for Sea Glass Jewelry

One of the hardest things I had to learn when I started creating sea glass jewelry was how to measure to make sure that the findings I was purchasing were the right size, especially when ordering on line and especially when purchasing items like sterling silver chains and bails. I have to admit that I made a few boo-boo’s at first.

The worst was some pinch bails I ordered online that ended up being so small that not only would they never work with any of my sea glass, they were so small that I could not have worked with them at all. I think they are supposed to be used to create earrings. Ok, lesson learned.

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