How to make sea glass jewelry

April 22, 2019

Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous pendant sea glass jewelry – this tutorial will show you how to drill through the glass.

As a family we love roaming beaches, hunting for treasures. We particularly love finding pieces of sea glass. But, once we get it home we then wonder what to make or do with the sea glass. We have several containers of collected sea glass ready for us to have a play and experiment with.

I have made some pendant jewelry. My husband has been experimenting with ways to create three-dimensional forms.

How to make sea glass jewelry. Learn how to drill sea glass so you can DIY some jewlery, create your own necklace #seaglass #DIYjewelry

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How to make sea glass jewelry

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Start by drilling a marker hole onto the sea glass.

Place the piece of sea glass onto a piece of wood into a plastic box with water. Ensure the surface of the sea glass is covered in water. This stops everything overheating and absorbs the glass dust created from drilling.

Once you have drilled the sea glass add your contrasting sea glass, following the instructions from the glue. I used gorilla glue.

One the gorilla glue has fully dried I used jewelry pliers to add a jump ring through the drilled holes. Or you can make your own jump rings by wrapping jewelry wire around a pen or similar sized round object.

Alternatively you can buy jewellery fittings.

Close the jump rings and add your earring or necklace fixtures.

 

How to make sea glass jewelry. Learn how to drill sea glass so you can DIY some jewlery, create your own necklace #seaglass #DIYjewelry

In the past we have made sea glass Christmas decorations. I would love to know what you make with sea glass,

 

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5 responses to “How to make sea glass jewelry”

  1. sarah says:

    Too many adverts and pop-ups on this site – very distracting & puts me off. Makes me think I am signing up to something else and this is just a front

  2. Vicky says:

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for your feedback – it’s a tricky balance allowing ad’s to cover the costs of running the blog and the ad’s being distracting. I will have a look to see how they can be amended, Vicky

  3. Karen says:

    Gorgeous jewellery. I envy your beech combing & sea glass collection. TFS Karen

  4. Karen says:

    Oops I meant to type beach lol x

  5. I love this, and thank you so much for the tips on drilling glass! This is something I’ve wanted to try for ages but have been worried about how to drill without breaking everything. Pinning! 🙂 Lisa

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