I’m having a Grand Opening sale for my Etsy shop this weekend. Take 50% off EVERYTHING, just use the coupon code GRAND50 at checkout. Coupon expires Monday, July 4th at midnight EST. Don’t miss this sale! Go HERE and find … Continue reading
I have decided to put some of my items on Etsy, including this lovely sea inspired bracelet. I’m excited to share these with everyone and hope you check out my shop and come back often!
To visit my Etsy shop, go HERE.
I’ve been feeling the itch to make jewelry again. So recently I bought some beads on sale at local craft stores and may have had a little too much fun on the Fire Mountain Gems website! But in all honesty, … Continue reading
I am a big fan of pearls. There are so many possibilities with freshwater pearls- they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Even so, I tend to gravitate towards the whites or creams or pale pinks. Those are my favorite! I found inspiration for my necklace below from this Sundance necklace. I really love the Sundance style but don’t have the money to buy the jewelry, so I like to recreate it for a reasonable cost. This necklace cost under $10 to make! The chain was repurposed so that made it even better.
I attached three pearls to each other using a jump ring, then I attached three clusters of pearls to three different places on the brass link. I made five of those. Then I attached them all together using jump rings and then attached the strand of pearls to a large decorative brass headpin on each end. I finished it by putting a double chain on each side and closed it with the hook and eye clasp. Love it!
I was so excited the other day when I found a small bag of sea glass I had collected when I was living in Hawaii. What a fun treasure! So I thought it was about time I made those little pieces of glass into something beautiful. Here is the completed sea glass necklace I made. I love the way it turned out!
To make the sea glass necklace I used nine pieces of white/clear sea glass varying in size, silver crafting wire (I think about 18 gauge), two different types of silver chain, 4 silver headpins, a hook and clasp, 10 white/grayish fresh water pearls, and 4 silver fire polished Czech glass beads.
First I wrapped all the sea glass with wire, making them into pendants. I used the wire for the pearls also. I used headpins for the glass beads. Then I spaced everything out evenly and attached them to the thick silver chain. The glass beads I attached to a small section of the thinner chain to hang in between the pearls and glass. Then I attached the thin chain and the hook and clasp to complete the necklace.
Here’s a picture tutorial for how to wrap sea glass: