Modern Sea Glass Necklace

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I have always loved sea glass.  There’s something about the simplicity of the sea glass and the worn weathered smoothness that shapes each individual piece.  I found these beautiful frosted sea glass beads and knew I had to make a necklace.

Here’s What You Need:

  • Silver Chain ( I used 17″ of Sterling Silver Chain because I had it on hand.  You can use any type of silver or silver looking chain.)
  • 20 Gauge Sterling Silver Wire (or Silver Wire)
  • 2 Small Jump Rings
  • 1 Larger Jump Ring
  • 1 Clasp (I used a Lobster Clasp.)

Divide Chain in Half

Step 1: Take your chain and cut it in half with the wire cutters.

Making the Bar For the Beads

Step 2: You will be making the bar that holds the sea glass beads.  For your bar, you will make two loops on the ends using wire wrapping techniques.  Start by taking the silver wire and loop it through one end of chain and bend it.  You’re going to make the first loop.  Make sure to have a little extra wire because you will need it to wrap around the loop.

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Step 3: Bend around to create the loop.

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Step 4: Wrap around roughly 2 1/2 times and cut the wire with the cutters.

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Step 5: Thread the beads onto the wire.  Once your sea glass beads have been threaded, finish the bar by repeating the steps up above.

Finishing Necklace

Step 6:  To finish the necklace, take the two small jump rings and open them up.  Place on either end of the chain.  Before closing, attach the lobster clasp to one side and close the jump ring.  Loop the large jump ring into the small one, and close both.

Me With The Necklace

I think this makes for a great piece of jewelry.  Simple and modern!

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I hope you like it!

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