Crystal Sea Glass Earrings Tutorial
- Learn how to drill sea glass and make your own crystal earrings with beach glass dangles.
- 10 page tutorial with over 50 close-up photos and detailed instructions that hold your hand every step of the way.
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DIY Sea Glass Crystal Earrings Beach Glass Jewelry Making Tutorial #421
Sea glass jewelry is uncommonly beautiful and the perfect accessory for hot summer days and cool, fun nights. These simple, but stunning sea glass earrings are both elegant and earthy, so they can be easily dressed up or down - making them the perfect go-to earrings for virtually any summer occasion. We’ll show you how to turn your treasured pieces of sea glass into gorgeous dangle earrings using classy wire-wraps that incorporate coordinating crystal bicones in the center for added pops of color, and extra sparkle and shine. Our earrings measure approximately 25mm long (not counting earwire), but your finished lengths will vary depending on the sizes of your sea glass.
And, don’t worry, making your own beach glass jewelry is not as hard as you might think, at least, not once you’ve been shown how. We’ve been drilling sea glass for years and have perfected our own technique over time that we feel is pretty simple, safe and successful. This detailed beading tutorial (which includes a thorough materials page with special notes section, color information, over 50 high-resolution full-color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions), will teach you everything we know about how to drill sea glass, including what types of drill bits work best, how to safely drill the glass with minimal breakage, and how to turn your sea glass into beautiful jewelry you can proudly wear, share or even sell! You can enjoy making and wearing beautiful sea glass earrings whether you found your special pieces of beach glass in the sand or in a shop (you can even find pieces that have already been drilled for you if you don’t already own a Dremel or are not comfortable with drilling yourself). Be sure to check out our other fun and classy beach glass jewelry designs for cool summer coordinates. And, as always, thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns and bead happy!
DIY jewelry making beading pattern 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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