BEACH GLASS PENDANT WITH TREE CHARM

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A BEAUTIFUL GREEN BEACH GLASS SHARD WAS HAND PICKED FROM THE SHORES OF LAKE ERIE.  I DRILLED A SMALL HOLE AND ADDED A SILVER PINCH BAIL AND TREE CHARM.

DRILLING BEACH GLASS IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS.  THE PROPER TOOLS ARE NEEDED: A VARIABLE SPEED DRILL, A DRILL PRESS WOULD BE IDEAL BUT I DON’T HAVE ONE, AND DIAMOND DRILL BITS (WHICH DO NOT LAST LONG AND THEREFORE, GET EXPENSIVE).  DON’T FORGET THE SAFETY GOGGLES!  I STICK THE BEACH GLASS IN A PIECE OF FIRM CLAY TO HOLD THE PIECE STEADY AND IMMERSE IN WATER TO KEEP GLASS FILAMENTS FROM FLYING AROUND.  THEN I DRILL ABOUT HALF-WAY THROUGH, FLIP IT OVER AND DRILL UNTIL THE HOLES MEET (HOPEFULLY)! 

GENERALLY, I PREFER TO GLUE ON A BAIL OR CHARM OR WIRE WRAP THE PIECE TO KEEP IT AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE BUT DRILLING IS A NICE ALTERNATIVE TO GIVE PEOPLE OPTIONS.

PURCHASE TODAY FOR $15 BY USING MY CONTACT PAGE OR CLICK ON THE “VISIT OUR ETSY ONLINE STORE” BUTTON TO THE RIGHT.  NOTE THIS IS FOR THE PENDANT ONLY.  I CAN ADD A SILVER CHAIN OR BLACK VELVET NECKLACE IF YOU PLACE A SPECIAL ORDER FOR A $5 ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

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2 comments

  1. sooo cool… great idea

    1. Thanks Amelie! I will be showing lots more pendant in the coming weeks! Be sure to stop back!

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