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Wire Wrap Beach Sea Glass

Learn how to wire wrap beach sea glass to make decorations for your home!

wire wrap beach glass
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making jewelry by hand. And you can use this technique to make decorations for your home. Via Picasa.


wire wrap seaglass
You might recall this creative idea from Hanging Shells, Driftwood and Seaglass. A chandelier is adorned with wire wrapped beach sea glass pieces.

seaglass chandelier
And speaking of chandelier. Check out this masterpiece! I have never seen anything like it. A chandelier that is all hand-wired and assembled using nothing but wire and seaglass. Daily Danny (the eco guy who showed us how to make Wire Picture Holders that Rock) discovered the lighting fixture at Anthropologie's flagship store in Rockefeller Center, NYC. The chandelier is tagged at $1100, and I agree with Danny, it looks like it's worth every penny.

sea glass wrap chime
You could also work beach sea glass into beautiful chimes like artist Tim Kline does.

wire wrap beach glass
Wire pieces together into a mobile, seen on Fibre Frolics.

making a sea glass wreath
Or take inspiration from Sue Gray's Sea Glass Wreaths.

beach sea glass Christmas ornaments
Or perhaps start wire wrapping for Christmas! Featured last year here.

Want to try? I found three how to "wire wrap beach sea glass" tutorials that will get you started. They are for jewelry pieces, but I think they still teach you some basics that you can apply to anything.

wire wrap beach sea glass turorial
How to Wire Wrap a Sea Glass Necklace

seaglass pendant
How to Wire Wrap a Simple Sea Glass Pendant

how to make sea glass pendant
How to Make a Sea Glass Pendant
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29 comments:

Drawn to The Sea said...

Maya, you do collect the most interesting things for your posts. These are wonderful! Off to check out a few of the sites.

Peace to you,
Julia~

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like the chandelier idea :)

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I used to make jewelry like this when I was in college, but I found out the hard way that earrings didn't generally work——too heavy. Some of these home decor ideas are fantastic though. I especially like the wreath, although it doesn't look like real sea glass to me ... more like the stuff that's been tumbled to look like sea glass that you can buy in Pier One. I can't help it ... I'm a snob about the stuff. If it's called sea glass (or beach glass in my neck of the woods) it ought to come from a beach. Otherwise it should be called tumbled glass.

Pink Martini said...

I love sea glass. A pretty chunk of blue with silver wrapping would be lovely all summer long. Great post! :)

Shellbelle said...

OMG, I'm speechless over that chandelier! This is indeed a masterpiece and out of everything you've ever shown us, this is the absolute best!

Angie said...

I love beach sea glass. I was actually watching a documentary the other day about collecting sea glass in San Francisco and it was actually pretty interesting.

Heidiopia said...

I love these looks! Sea glass is so luminous and the blend of colors is amazing. Thanks for the tutorial, too... may have to give that a shot :)

Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie said...

Now I have some new ideas running through my head! Thanks for the inspiration, Maya! :)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I don't often wear jewelry. But the artwork and decor is stunning!
Brenda

Beach House Living said...

I've been asking friends for unwanted sea glass I'd like to make a wreath. It likely will weigh a ton.

Mermaid's Purse said...

Great post Maya, it's so generous that you feature and show others talents and gifts. Lili's Sea Glass chandelier is quite spectacular! I find that those that love sea glass have a bit of Mermaid in them, land locked or coastal. I just love that most sea glass found is vintage to antique in age and is steeped in history and science. Sea Glass is reclaimed and recycle at it's most beautiful. Thanks for sharing these intriguing beauties with your readership. Happy Hunting and posting.
Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon
www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com

DesignTies said...

Sea glass is so pretty, and these are lots of creative ways to display it. I love the wreath -- the way the pieces of glass are wire-wrapped makes them look like leaves :-) And that chandelier is pretty impressive. It would be stunning in the right beachy home :-)

Not so sure I have the gift to draw, but thanks for the positive feedback on my drawings :-)

Kelly

EntertainingMom said...

I love this idea! Rebecca just found some great big pieces of sea glass... we also found two sand dollars perfectly in tact!

sealaura said...

that chandelier is amazing. I have just found a few pieces of sea glass, boy do I have a long way to go for that kind of project. lovely pieces of sea glasses.

seaphemera said...

thanks for including my necklace! Everything is beautiful, and that chandelier, oh my! It is just incredible. The wreath is really special, too!

Fearless Nester said...

Maya, thanks once again for including me in your post. I am continually amazed by all the inspiration you find for us. The chandelier by Anthro would be incredible to see in person. Wonder if they have made more in case this one sells! ~Lili

bermudabluez said...

I love your shopping posts!!! Now....if only I had a whole BUNCH of extra cash sitting around!! I'm going to check out some of the links! Thanks for sharing these....love sea glass jewelry!!

Desperate Housewife said...

I've got a ton of sea glass at home - nice to see some ideas of what to do with it besides keeping it in jars.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Great post. thank you for sharing. I love all the different projects you can do with the sea glass. I'm sure going to bookmark this one!

Marie said...

OMG Maya...that chandelier looks amazing!!! That will definitely be a WOW factor in any room.
-marie

Rae Rae said...

Great post. I'm uber excited to deck out my Christmas tree this year in sea glass. The chandelier is breath taking. I'm in love.

Iniyaal said...

The sea glass chandelier is beautiful! Wonder how many hours and days it would have taken to create it. So is the sea glass wreath. All the creations in htis post are so very lovely.

Flotsam Friends said...

This is a brilliant post. I've never had any luck drilling my sea glass. I particularly love the wreath and the Christmas decorations... Another idea to try. I adore a beach inspired Christmas particularly that it's during Summer here in Sydney... Thanks again Maya. Pxxx

Elizabeth said...

Oh Maya, these are great projects. OMG I love the chandelier, and love the xmas tree idea as well :)

Anonymous said...

To Erin who questioned if the wreath is made of sea glass - i.e. worn glass found on ocean beaches. Indeed it is or Sue would label it as tumbled glass - she is an expert and very careful in truthfully labeling her products (of course glass washed up on lake beaches looks different - but Sue uses SEA glass).

riaan said...

Great post on a great site! A variety of handmade tumbled glass chandeliers also on show at www.riaanchambers.co.za. Thank you

suegray said...

dear anonymous... thank you for correcting erin! every piece in the wreath is indeed real found on the beach by me sea glass! a true labor of love! that photo was featured in coastal living magazine in 10/07 as part of a real sea glass article focusing on the north american sea glass festival (NASGA) in santa cruz, CA... no man made glass allowed!
thanks for the kind words everyone!
suegray

Kim Bauer said...

I'm sad to say all these years later I am just seeing this sea glass post Maya. I'm so far behind, but thank you for including me here <3 Since this post I opened a second Etsy shop with only sea glass.
:)
Kim
(Today is a beautiful day for hunting)

Yvonne VanLaren said...

They are amazing. I love the pendants. Sea glass and lake glass are surely one of God's beautiful creations.



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