Sea glass is not a high-value precious stone, but it is still highly valued by those who like it. It cannot be considered a wholly natural product because it is made from discarded man-made glass products. Shipwrecks, people, and businesses sometimes carelessly discard garbage that includes glass products of all kinds and is where the glass comes from.
But once it is in the sea, it is nature that turns broken glass into beautiful glass art. This can be made into unique handmade sea glass jewelry for fun and profit. There are many places around the world where sea glass can commonly be found. Once someone has some then they can begin the process of making handmade sea glass jewelry.
Wire Wrapped Sea Glass
Sea glass wrapped with wire is not only some of the most popular of this type of jewelry but it is also the easiest for a beginner to make. For those with more experience, this type of jewelry can be made to have very intricate design and artistic flare. But often simple is not only easy to make but a favorite for those who enjoy wearing it. Either way, these are popular and great sellers for those wanting to profit from this hobby.
It is easy to make even with irregularly shaped pieces of glass. It preserves the value of the glass because this type of jewelry can be made without drilling holes or making other marks to the glass. Because more and more products are now being made with plastic, sea glass is becoming more scarce.
Over time the glass might become more valuable than the jewelry piece. With this method preserving the glass it could be beneficial when prices rise. Only a few tools are needed to make this type of jewelry which makes it especially good for beginners. If the wire wrapping is not made well the glass could fall out and either be lost, scratched, broken or otherwise damaged.
Drilling The Sea Glass To Make Jewelry
This is one of the most common types of homemade sea glass jewelry. By drilling holes into the glass they can be made into many different types of jewelry. While the drilling is a bit delicate, after it is completed it is very easy to make the glass into many different types of jewelry. In this type of setting the light is allowed to fully shine through and so the full value of the glass shows through.
For the inexperienced, the glass will sometimes crack when drilling. Making holes in the glass removes some of its natural purity and so it is considered less valuable.
The key is to begin by having fun. Anyone starting this hobby should make the first few pieces for themselves and for friends and family. Once they have some experience then they can start selling. These items can easily be sold online at places like eBay and Amazon. They can be sold on a person’s website. This jewelry can also be sold at flea markets and at yard sales.