Sea Glass Charm Bracelet Beading Pattern
- Learn how to drill sea glass and make a genuine beach glass charm bracelet.
- 11 page tutorial with over 60 close-up photos and detailed instructions that hold your hand every step of the way - including finishing off to size.
- Complete Materials Page that itemizes exactly what you'll need (including bead color information and approximate quantities) to make the project.
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Make a Sea Glass Charm Bracelet Wire Working Chain Jewelry Tutorial #420
Sea glass is synonymous with summer. Walking the beach and searching for sea glass is a favorite summer pastime. We’ve been collecting sea glass, and making sea glass jewelry for years - in fact, it was the very first project that got us into beading. We realized that it was high tide, we mean, time, to share our favorite techniques for how to drill sea glass and turn it into fun and colorful sea glass jewelry just like you’d find at high-end seaside boutiques. Whether you use sea glass you found yourself, or sea glass you “found” online - you’ll end up with gorgeous jewelry that’s perfect for hot days and cool nights.
This sea glass charm bracelet features smaller pieces of wire-wrapped sea glass interspersed with adorable little beach charms attached to a large-link chain. We love the way the sweet dangling metal charms and translucent color of sea glass pop when they catch the light. Better still, when you move your wrist about, the charms jingle together and sound like gentle waves lapping on the sand! Just close your eyes and you’ll feel your toes in the sand and the sun on your face!
This simple beading pattern includes a detailed materials page, color information, over 60 high-resolution full-color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions that will teach you how to safely and easily drill sea glass, wire wrap your drilled pieces and finish them as a charm bracelet with toggle clasp (or clasp of your choice) so it’s easy to throw on as your heading out for fun in the sun. Perfect for beading of all skill levels, including absolute beginners! Be sure to check out our coordinating sea glass jewelry designs (coming soon) for more beautiful summer accessories and ensembles. Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns, and bead happy!
DIY jewelry making tutorial by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Sea glass (drilled or un-drilled)
- Flush cutter, chain nose pliers & round nose pliers
- Optional - drilling supplies (Dremel and bits - details included in the tutorial), or use pre-drilled sea glass available online (Etsy, Ebay, etc.)
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