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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

Sea Glass


About this design:

A friend at work was away on vacation on the east coast of Canada, and she brought me back a whole bag of sea glass. This was one of the biggest pieces. This is my first attempt at wire wrapping anything that wasn't drilled.

Components:

sea glass 20 gauge non tarnish artistic wire

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    GREAT wire wrap job!! And such a GORGEOUS piece of sea glass!! Fave!

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very nice, sea glass is so refreshing ..

  3. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Karen, this is a great way to wrap the beautiful sea glass … what a nice friend you have!! SLS

  4. Carola
    Carola says:

    Hi,

    Lynn g suggested a PMC book…so, I ordered it, but that wasn’t all!

    But, also found a book called

    “SETTING STONES IN METAL CLAY”

    by Jeannette Landenwitch….. got good reviews on Amazon….if it helps anyone with questions on what stones can take the heat of the firing….kiln. It is a spiral bound book.

    Haven’t received it though.

    Take care…and bead happy!

    And love the sea glass….lovely color to it, and enhanced by the silver. Very nice.

  5. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful. I love sea glass! Your wire wrapping is fantastic!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Karen this is beautiful love te sea glass!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Great wire wrapping, Beautiful sea glass pendant!

  8. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Karen, this is amazing for your first un-drilled piece. I absolutely love it. Sea glass is a big thing here in Santa Cruz and for the past several years there has been a sea glass festival. Of course I found out about it when it was too late. We have beaches with it on it too. You have a wonderful friend to bring this back for you. Again Karen, you did a spectacular job! Maybe your talent for wrapping will rub off on me. I’m all thumbs when I wrap sea glass and it shows. HA!

  9. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Just re-read what I wrote up above. Don’t tell anyone that English is my first language. HA! What kind of oakey English is that? Jeesh!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Did your mind get ahead of your fingers Boston Lady. Mine gets that way all the time and also runs away from my tongue so some things I say make no sense either. Then add to it the fact I do not hear well. Well….. you get the idea. You can have some really weird conversations with me.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    The sea glass is beautiful and so kind of your friend to bring it home to you. Nicely done wrapping.

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Karen, what a beautiful piece of sea glass and fantastic wire wrapping! Your friend was so sweet to bring the sea glass to you, but you took it to the next level, Karen! :D

  13. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thank you dear chickies, your comments really give me the courage to try new things.
    Carol, You should have seen the first time I tried to wrap it…yikes it looked like a twisted metal ball. Even now I am sure going to have to practice, practice, practice. but it was fun!!!!

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Karen, your wire work is fabulous! The color of the sea glass is amazing! I think your pendant is exquisite! :D

  15. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thanks Martha, the color really is so pretty, looks just like the sea.

  16. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    OMG I would love to go do that I miss living on the coast! that is the most beautiful color! you did a beautiful job with it! LOVE IT!

  17. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thanks Deb, It really is a gorgeous color!!! I wish I lived by the ocean.

  18. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Karen you did a spectacular job, and your 1st too ! I love this and you have come a long way… Hugs, Dora

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    shimmer chick says:

    so amazing. i always get requests for sea glass…

  20. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thanks Shimmer chick and Dora!!!

  21. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Wonderful pendant and wire wrapping job! I love sea glass!

  22. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Karen my dear you did an outstanding job on this pendant!!! The sea glass is gorgeous and your wrap is perfect, who would know this is your first one, it looks like you’ve been doing this for awhile! You are awesome keep up the good work sweetie!!

  23. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thanks sweet Beth, thanks for the encouragement, it really really means so much to me…hugs!!

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