By Rebecca Ruger Wightman
Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, 50 ways to leave your lover, and a million ways to die in the West, so too the sea glass necklace belongs to a group of multitudes. While most sea glass jewelry artists likely begin with the standard drilled drop necklace—and this remains a customer favorite—many have learned there are no boundaries when it comes to sea glass designs in necklaces. Here are just a few examples of the possibilities.
Riveted. Jennifer Reed of Relish, Inc, as the originator of riveted sea glass jewelry. www.relishinc.com
Wrapped. Dianne McLaughlin’s incomparable black wire-wrapped sea glass pendant. www.spiritoftheseajewelry.com
Focal/Pendant. Beth Frechette uses her Maine found sea glass in this happy shamrock. www.etsy.com/shop/mainelyseaglass
Stacked. Joanna Chamberlin’s perfectly combined Seaham, UK sea glass finds. www.etsy.com/shop/OysterLagoon
Bezel. So much to love in Wendy Garver’s sleek and modern designed bezel set sea glass. www.silverwhimsies.com
Beaded. The extraoridnary beadwork of Polly McCarthy’s lime sea glass necklace is unrivaled. www.pollydmccarthy.com
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This article appeared in the Glassing Magazine March/April 2018 issue.