Decorating ideas with sea glass?

bubblpopelectrcMarch 14, 2007

Hi,

I obtained a great deal of sea glass from my last vacation to Curacao, and now, I have no idea what to do with it! I guess I could just stick it in a bowl.. but that's not very exciting. Any suggestions?

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evelyn_craftdiva

Here's one idea I found through an internet search.
http://craft.dow.com/proj/829.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Sea Glass Craft

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 3:26PM
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bubblpopelectrc

That looks really neat, and I'm sure I could apply the same techniques to other objects. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2007 at 12:11AM
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enjoyingspring

I hope you don't think I am stupid, but what is "sea glass"

    Bookmark   March 16, 2007 at 7:00PM
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bubblpopelectrc

The (often from glass bottles, etc that are tossed into the water) glass that washes in on the beaches. The sand/waves polish them so that they are really smooth.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2007 at 7:48PM
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oddie

Have you thought about makeing jewerly with them? windchimes if the glass is large enough, suncatchers in a window, you could glue them to a scrapbooking page about your vacation, or even glued on a frame with a photo from your vacation, just a few things that come to mind, I love seeing pretty glass sprakle in the sun! you could use them on a bowling ball or a glass globe as a glazeing ball for your yard.
Happy Crafting
Oddie

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 8:32AM
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bubblpopelectrc

I love all those ideas! What kind of drill bit would I use for making a hole in it?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 11:06PM
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oddie

I would say a glass drill bit, they do cost quite a bit thoe, if you are talking jewerly you might try wire wrapeing, I wasnt very good at it and gave up but I have seen some beautiful work
here is a link to some video on wire wrapeing
http://wire-sculpture.com/downloadvideos.php
share with us what you make with the beach glass, would love to see photos also.
Happy Crafting
Oddie

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 8:57AM
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kudzukween

Chickeemama made a beautiful Christmas tree from a collection of beach glass.........check it out on the Stained glass and mosaic forum :)

Here is a link that might be useful: chickeemamas beach glass tree

    Bookmark   December 12, 2007 at 8:59AM
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phish_gw

buy the plain votive holder, glue on the beach glass, then add grout, just like you do a mosaic.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2007 at 9:10AM
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kt_in_escondido

I brought back a huge amount of sea glass from Hawaii, and I want to make a small outdoor patio table top with it. WHat could I use as the base that would be weather proof?

Katie

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 4:16PM
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