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How To-sday - Washed Ashore Necklace
This little gem was created as part of the Tutorial Exchange Program that I've told you guys about before on Totally Tutorials. The lovely Corrie of 808Sunshine {How fun is that shop name?} was kind enough to send me a set of gorgeous little drilled sea glass pieces to use for this project. Corrie was an absolute sweetheart and even offered to send me a new set when I thought I lost my first set {long story that involved Mish and Rosco - or didn't really...}. She finds all her sea glass while scouring the beaches or diving the waters in Oahu, so if you're looking for legit sea glass, you've found your source!

For all my nail polish fans, get excited - the fiery coral tips are back! I must apologize for the terrible photos because we were having a horribly rainy, overcast week, and it's also sort of difficult to capture the beauty of something that is almost totally translucent. This project is super easy but yields a stunning result, so get to supply shopping!

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  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used a head pin because it was all I had on hand, so I had to snip off the end with my flush cutters. If you're using an eye pin, you can skip this step. For a head pin or wire piece, wrap the end around the round-nosed pliers until you have a little loop.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Begin sliding your pieces of sea glass onto the pin.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue adding sea glass until you have attained the desired length. You might want to arrange them first on your work surface to decide what order to put them in, since they will not be symmetrical.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the round-nosed pliers to make another loop to close off the end of the pin and secure the glass in place.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your finished sea glass focal piece should look something like this.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach a jump ring onto the loop.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Thread your wire through the jump ring, and close the ring. Repeat with the other side.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Your necklace should look something like this.

  • How to make a glass pendant. Washed Ashore Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you like the length of your necklace, cut the chain at the middle, and attach a clasp component to each end. If you would like, adjust the length of the chain before adding the clasp.

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Serpentira
Serpentira · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects
Lovely- I usually go collect beach glass at least once a year and I absolutely love it. I always end up doing wire wraps though. Looks like I need to learn how to drill holes in them; this piece is wonderful.
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