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Emerald Coast Sea Glass Necklace
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Emerald Coast Sea Glass Necklace
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Perhaps my up coming vacation to Destin, Florida inspired this necklace. I wanted to design something with the sea glass, but didn't want to do the something predictable. So I chose the metallic silver beading wire, knowing that I was going to leave it exposed. I love the free form pendants and decided that a play on color was in order with just a splash of something bright, so I decided on the Transparent Orange AB 6/0 seed bead. I threw in a few silver TierraCast seed beads to bring it all together. I also found that sometimes the strands kinda hang asymmetrically; it wasn't by design which just makes this all the more fun to me! I hope that you too have a vacation that can inspire your designs.

Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer
  1. For this design you may want to work off the spool of wire, that way you have more control in the length.
  2. Working the longest strand first, string onto the wire, a silver seed bead, 6/0, *peacock blue glass, 6/0, shamrock glass, 6/0, coke bottle glass, 6/0, silver seed bead, 6/0**.
  3. Repeat the pattern (* to** ) three more times, ending with 6/0, silver seed bead, for a total of (12) free form sea glass.
  4. Keep the clasp together when crimping the wires into it.
  5. String on a crimp bead, silver seed bead, 6/0, silver seed bead and run the wire through the first hole of the clasp and back through all of the beads into the crimp. Crimping with the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
  6. Trim the excess beading wire as close to the crimp bead as possible.
  7. This strand measure crimped about 21" so cut the wire bit longer, an inch or so and then crimp as instructed above adding the crimp and beads.
  8. For the second strand string the following pattern of beads: *6/0, silver seed bead, 6/0, coke bottle glass, 6/0, silver seed bead, 6/0, shamrock glass, 6/0, silver seed bead, 6/0, peacock blue glass**.
  9. Repeat the pattern (* to** ) two more times, ending 6/0, silver seed bead, 6/0, for a total of (9) sea glass.
  10. This strand measures crimped about 20", so cut an extra inch as you did for the first strand.
  11. Crimp into the second or middle loop of the clasp just as you have, with the same pattern of beads as the first.
  12. For the last strand, string on the bead pattern: *silver seed bead, 6/0, silver seed bead, shamrock glass, silver seed bead, peacock blue glass, silver seed bead, coke bottle glass**
  13. Repeat the pattern (* to** ) two more times, ending, silver seed bead, 6/0, silver seed bead for a total of (9) sea glass.
  14. This strand measures crimped about 19 3/4", so cut an extra inch as you did for the first strand.
  15. Crimp into the last loop of the clasp just as you have, with the same pattern of beads as the first.
  16. TIP: Vary the length of the strands more than my example for a different look!

Tools and Materials Needed:
Recycled Glass Freeform Flat Beads, Coke Bottle- 2strands
Recycled Glass Freeform Flat Beads, Peacock Blue- 2strands
Recycled Glass Freeform Flat Beads, Shamrock, About 22mm- 2strands
6/0 Matte Tr Orange AB Miyuki Seed Beads
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25- 43pc
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018, Metallic Satin Silver
Silver Plated 3-Strand Slide Lock Clasp
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc- 6pc
Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015" Wire
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
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Love this necklace and the instructions are clear. I've admired this for some time and now it's time to sit down and make it for myself! Love the colors used in this design. But really, all the sea glass beads are great. Can't wait!
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Questions and Answers
Q: I appreciate all the detail you give us to assemble the projects. Is there any way I can print the picture,too? I often need to refer to the pictures to keep my project on track. Thank you, Linda
Asked by: - 7/12/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: I understand Linda! I am one that likes to print everything out too! We are in the process of working our design center over and making the projects printable. I will inquire on our progress.
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