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Painted sea glass pendants

by Sue B.

~Submitted by Sue B. - NJ

I have painted rocks in the past so I thought I'd see how well the frosted surface of sea glass would take paint.

Of course, it has to be sealed with a protective coating to wear well, and the only way to do that is to carefully coat just the painted area so the texture of the rest of the glass isn't affected.

Here are a few examples, both are quite small (about 1")

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by: Crixux

Wow… This is so beautiful. I really loved this idea. Using sea glass itself for making ornaments alone is most unique and wonderful idea. So, using these types of painted ones above that is a wonderful idea.

Beautiful Necklace
by: Victoria

Is it for sale?

Beautiful painted sea glass
by: Feiser

I have done decorative painting for years and toyed with the idea of painting on sea glass but hesitated until I saw your beautiful pieces.

How well has it worn?

I know you said you sealed just the painted parts. Did you use glass paint and what did you seal it with?

Thanks for sharing both your pictures and any information.

what kind of paint?
by: Anonymous

Love your work. What kind of paint did you use???

by: Anonymous

YES..I LOVE IT...LOVE IT LOVE IT>>>>>>I have so much sea glass,,,,JARS FULL...

by: Anonymous

I work with seaglass, doing jewels, already for some years, and i am always looking for new things to do with them
It would look great on my jewels to have such beautiful paitings
Have you posted a tutorial or a how to about this?


by: Anonymous

You really are an artist! Beautiful work. Thanks soo much for sharing!

painted seaglass
by: Mona

That is so beautiful! Love the dragonfly! Great job.

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