October 5, 2010

Sea Glass Necklace


I spent last weekend visiting my mom at the coast.  The weather was perfect, it was great to spend time with my family and I even got to squeeze in a little crafting.

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I wish I could say I found this sea glass on the beach but I didn’t. 

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I “borrowed” it from a dish on the coffee table.  Sorry mom.  It’s just a few pieces, right?

Anyway, along with my stolen sea glass, I used 28 gauge wire, some chain left over from this necklace, and a few jump rings.

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To make the necklace:

1. Cut a piece of wire approximately 12” long.  Wrap it around a piece of glass so that one end is about 1” and the other is about 10”.

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2. Using needle nose pliers, twist the ends together.

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3. Using round nose pliers, make a loop in the short end of the wire.  Wrap the long end of the wire around the loop a few times to secure it and trim the short end.

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4. Wrap the remaining wire around the glass tightly, in different directions.

5. Tuck the end of the wire back through the last wrap and twist to form a second loop.  Twist the loop a few times and then wrap the remaining wire around it to secure it.  Trim the end.

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6.  Once all of the glass is wrapped.  Connect the pieces with jump rings.

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7. Add a 4”-6” piece of chain to each side of the necklace.  Add a clasp to one end.

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That’s it! Wear your sea glass necklace and enjoy a little bit of the beach even when you’re not there.

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