Creating Sea Glass Bracelets

This week my focus is on creating sea glass bracelets. I have at least three different styles planned using lovely aqua and light blue sea glass and some of the beads in the photo below.

Sea Glass & Beads by Sea Glass Visions

I have been a bit better this year having jewelry available in my artisan shops and in my Etsy shop in plenty of time for the season/holiday. Yes, I know it’s only been two months and 5 days and the only holiday has been Valentine’s Day. I decided that I will not be creating jewelry for St. Patricks Day. The next holiday I will focus on will be Mother’s Day, and I already some really lovely sea glass pendant and earring sets available in my Etsy shop. I have had many people ask for matching jewelry, it’s the perfect gift! I’m also going to hold off introducing styles too early for the season. I’ll hold off introducing boho jewelry until warm weather when sun dresses and bathing suits are the preferred clothing of the day!  So, I’m going to start creating sea glass bracelets with a beachy theme and be ready for the upcoming summer season!

Custom Hand Painted Pet Portrait Jewelry

If there is one absolute perfect, fool-proof, guaranteed to be a hit gift for every pet owner on your list it is this one. A custom hand painted pet portrait on a genuine sea glass pendant. This is a gift guaranteed to be cherished for a lifetime. Gift recipients have told us there is nothing they cherish more than being able to “keep their baby close” every day!

Fabulous hand painted pet portrait on genuine sea glass.

Fabulous hand painted pet portrait on genuine sea glass by SeaGlassVisions & PainterKate

These fabulous keepsake pet portraits hand painted on sea glass are being offered by me and my super talented friend Kate Cocoros aka PainterKate You can read about PainterKate’s fabulous hand painted sea glass here, and you will see her talents have no boundaries. She is able to paint ANY animal, horses, rabbits, goats, cats, dogs, iguanas. ANY animal!

We are offering these custom hand painted pet portraits in my Etsy Shop, you can read all the details at this link – SeaGlassVisions.

We offer these pendants on jewelry quality California sea glass accented with glass beads and sterling silver. The pendants are ready for you to present in a lovely jewelry box. These are truly one-of-a-kind keepsake gifts!

 

Creating Sea Glass Jewelry and New Year Resolutions

I’ve been creating sea glass jewelry and art for almost six years now and naturally have collected lots and lots of beads along the way.  I’ve purchased beads at bead shows, at Michael’s and A.C. Moore, at bead shops in Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maryland, purchased online from a variety of sources and have purchased finished jewelry items to re-purpose the beads. I now have twenty full bead boxes full of fun and colorful beads.  I decided that one of my New Year resolutions should be using beads I haven’t used in a long time.

Since the New Year I have been focusing on creating sea glass jewelry sets, so I decided to combined the two and create new sea glass pendant and earring sets along with beads I haven’t used in a long time. I’m thrilled with the results!

Sea Glass Jewelry Set

The beads I used were from a finished piece of jewelry.  The fabulous cornflower blue sea glass is from California.  The green set earrings are created with sea glass from California and the pendant is sea glass from the Bahamas that was found by a friend.

Sea Glass Jewelry with a Seasonal Flair

I have recently created a “seasonal” line of sea glass jewelry using the colors of autumn. These collections of lovely autumn colors of greens, blues, browns, amber and lavender are created with sea glass from Maryland, England, California and Greece! I am selling them locally in consignment shops in Maryland!

This first picture is of jewelry available at EL & Company in Pasadena, Maryland
EL & Company, Pasadena, Maryland

This second picture is of jewelry available at Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery in Severna Park, Maryland.Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery, Severna Park, Maryland

 

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Techniques to Create Sea Glass Pendants

The most common type of sea glass jewelry for sale is a sea glass pendant. It is the first type of sea glass jewelry that I created. It’s easy to see why this is usually the first type of jewelry crafters make. First reason is that the size of most pieces of sea glass is a perfect size to create a pendant, be it small, medium or large. It’s also the easiest piece for a beginner to create because it doesn’t require any drilling or special tools. A beautiful pendant can be created with a simple wire wrap.

This is a sea glass pendant I created fairly early on. This beautiful piece is the remnant of a Pepsi-Cola bottle. I used a simple wire wrapping technique, securing it both horizontally and vertically. I remember the fair where I sold this piece. When I thanked the customer for her purchase she replied “thanks for wrapping it!”

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