latest designs: sea glass earrings

silver wire wrapped sea glass earrings
silver wire wrapped sea glass earrings

I still find myself fascinated by sea glass, especially since I gathered a lot of new pieces whilst we were visiting friends in the UK a few weeks ago. I’ve been wanting to make some earrings for a while now, but I’ve been held back by the impossibility of finding two identical pieces to make a matching pair.

Having thought about it for a while, and done a quick straw poll with some fellow crafters, I finally concluded that a close match is probably good enough. If people are attracted to sea glass, they will accept that itΒ each piece is unique, and that this is part of the beauty of the material. I hope so, anyway!

The two pieces in the photo above are a pretty good match in terms of shape, size colour, and surface texture. I have wrapped silver wire around them, and they hang from handmade silver earring wires. I’m pretty pleased with how they have turned out, and I think I’ll make more. I have invested in a diamond-coated drill bit, so that I can (probably, with a bit of practice) drill holes in pieces of glass, which will give me more options in terms of design.

I have also been experimenting with making some post earrings, starting one afternoon when the light my workshop was just gorgeous.

sea glass post earrings - work in progress
sea glass post earrings – work in progress

I’ll post an update to let you know how I get on!


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