Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sea Shell Pendant Tutorial

I love to collect sea shells  - I am fascinated by all the beautiful shapes, colours and textures. On our recent trip to Portugal I collected some on Barril beach, Santa Lucia

I will be running a few sea glass pendant making workshops shortly 

........and thought the shells would add some interests if the students finish their projects early.

I soaked the shells in a 50/50 mix water and bleach overnight. Next morning I left them to air dry and then rubbed some baby oil on them, to enhance the colour and finish.

Next I wire wrapped them with 24 gauge jewellery wire and added a faux pearl to one. I think they are quite pretty and yet the only cost a few pence to make. They could be hung on voile ribbon or twine if you want a sun-kissed beach look lol

an inexpensive way to preserve the memory of happy day on the beach

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  1. Lucky you to have been to such gorgeous parts of the world!! Second off-beautiful creations!

  2. gillian, just looked at you're beautifull sea glass pendant jewellery,I have been collecting this stuff( sea glass)for years not knowing what to do with it?thanks! I do now!


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