DIY Sea Glass Bracelet + Earrings

by Stephanie Gerber

DIY Sea Glass Bracelet | The Sweetest Occasion

It’s the time of year I start wishing I had a beach in the backyard. Even one within a 250-mile radius would do! Because summer days are meant for collecting sea shells, building sand castles and relaxing with a good book. Everything should be easy – even your jewelry! And if you’re a bracelet lover, you’ve probably noticed that delicate bracelets are in. The trend is all about wearing a “tiny stack” of several smaller, simpler pieces for your arm party. My favorite way to wear this trend is to group together several (3 or 5) of the same kind of bracelet in slightly different colors. And sea glass is perfect for a beachy summer vibe!

DIY Sea Glass Bracelet | The Sweetest Occasion

The soft purples and clear water blues of sea glass instantly makes you think of the beach. Found in the mosaic section of the craft store, the shapes come in a random assortment of sizes, making some perfect for delicate bracelets and others just right for simple stud earrings.

 DIY Bracelet with Sea Glass

Supplies -

  • Sea glass mosaic pieces
  • E-6000 glue
  • Silver chain (about 6 inches per bracelet)
  • 6 small silver jump rings per bracelet
  • 1 lobster clasp per bracelet
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Stud backs or French wire hooks for earrings

DIY Sea Glass Bracelet | The Sweetest Occasion

Using the E-6000, glue a small jump ring on either side of the sea glass piece. The edge of the jump ring should extend out from the sea glass a tiny bit. Let this dry overnight. (Note: I originally tried to drill a small hole on either side – no luck! If you have the necessary diamond drill bit, definitely give that a try.) After the glue is completely dry, attach a small jump ring to each side.

DIY Bracelet with Sea Glass

Cut two pieces of the silver chain and attach them to the sea glass via the jump ring. Measure your wrist and trim the chain length with the pliers.

DIY Sea Glass Bracelet | The Sweetest Occasion

Attach a small jump ring on each end of the chain and add the lobster clasp to one side. Repeat to make as many bracelets as you want!

DIY Sea Glass earrings

To make earrings, simply find two small pieces that are roughly the same size and glue a stud backing on one side of the glass. If you like your earrings to dangle a bit more, glue a jump ring to the top of the glass with E-6000 and attach a French earring wire hook.

DIY Earrings with Sea Glass DIY Sea Glass earrings

Now, who else is really ready for a trip to the beach?

DIY Sea Glass Bracelet | The Sweetest Occasion

[Photos by Henry Happened for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Comments

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Off to the beach with my new jewelry!

I love this so much, especially the bracelets! My heart beats for sea glass ever since I was little and would troll the Hamptons’ beaches for sea glass until I could walk no further! Xo

Absolutely beautiful! Love this idea! Definitely going to have to make some of my own!

Gorgeous , I love your colour choices as well thank you for sharing

Beautiful! I love sea glass!

These are beautiful! I would love to make a necklace with sea glass!

This would make a great bridesmaids gifts!

Sarah

These are just beautiful. Here’s my sea glass hint: I live in Washington state near the ocean, but taking things from the beach (even stones, shells or sea glass) is discouraged in order to retain the natural beauty. So, in order to get my “fix” of sea glass (which I use for LOTS of different projects), I break colored wine bottles, and search yard sales for chipped glass plates, old colored drinking glasses, etc. and put them in a rock tumbler. A couple days of tumbling around does the work of ocean waves, creating my own faux sea glass. I am recycling used/broken glassware, not upsetting “save the beaches” environmentalists. As a bonus, my sea glass can come in colors you NEVER actually find on the beach…like red! And, if my project calls for it, I can create bigger pieces than can usually be found at the beach.

I’m anxious to give your sea glass bracelets a try!

It could be really god DIY idea to do the same with real stones. You just need to use a super Glue

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