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Sea Glass and Beach Glass Crafts - Projects and Ideas That You Can Use

From easy-to-do crafts projects on up, here you'll find unique and attractive sea glass crafts!

Are you looking for ideas on what to do with your sea glass or beach glass?

  • You may have already done some projects or you might still have your sea glass stored up in various containers around the house, garage, or attic.

  • You may not want to leave your collection stashed away in a jar (although that is pretty too), but you're not quite sure what to do with it.




Since sea glass shows itself best when light is coming through from behind your glass, you'll likely want a project that can be put in front of a window or other light source.

This might be a creation that can hang in a window or it could be a vase with a  light bulb or candle inside that shines through the glass.

But where to start?

On this page, we will be looking at:

  • Sea Glass Crafts Ideas

  • 12 Sea Glass Crafts Projects that you can do yourself.

  • Other Ideas and Examples from Our Viewers.

  • Some Notes on Sea Glass Crafts and You

  • You can't get started if you don't have a good idea, and some of the best ideas pop into your head when you are looking at examples of other's work.

    Here on Odyssey Sea Glass.com, you'll find many sea glass crafts projects that others have contributed.

    Each one is worth looking at. Who knows which one will give you an idea that is just right for your collection?


    Also, you can submit your crafts ideas, photos, projects, and see what others are currently doing by clicking here.  

    Sea glass stored in jars looks great!











    Sea Glass Crafts - Ideas, Sea Glass Projects, or Sea Glass Art Possibilities

    A lot of people (including myself) like to use their beach glass and sea glass for jewelry, maybe by creating wire wrapped jewelry or creating jewelry using metalsmithing techniques.

    On the other hand, a good many people don't know the techniques or have the equipment for making jewelry BUT would definitely like to create something interesting and personalized, that is, sea glass crafts.

    collect sea glass jars and give them as gifts Great! Sea glass (or "beach glass") is ideal for making gifts (for others or for yourself).

    For example, I've a friend who loves to collect sea glass but she doesn't really have the time to do anything with it.

    One thing she does do, though, is to put her sea glass in cute little jars and give them as gifts as her way of saying thanks or I'm thinking of you.



    You'd be amazed at how attractive sea glass crafts can be, and people love to get them because they make such unique presents.

    That's not to mention the satisfaction YOU have of knowing you're promoting recyclable, eco-friendly gifts.



    Here are the Sea Glass Crafts Ideas:

    1. Sea Glass Scrapbook Want to remember your wonderful vacation? Why not use your sea glass for a scrapbook along with other memorabilia from your wonderful beach vacation? 

    There are a number of sites on scrapbooks that give many

    Sea Glass Crafts
    Drilling Sea Glass -
    How to Drill Glass using
    Glass Drill Bits


    excellent suggestions that could easily by adapted to a scrapbook either only on your sea glass or as part of a collage.

    2. Sea Glass Fountain.

    3. Sea Glass Table Lamp.

    4. Sea Glass Candles, Candle Holders or Votive Holders.

    5. Beach Motif Mirror or Sea Glass Photo Frame.

    6. Colorful Night Lights and Light Switch Plates.

    7. Sea Glass Wine Glass Markers or Charms : Personalize wine markers or party charms are popular. A novel way of helping your friends and loved ones remember whose glass is whose. Use contact cement to easily add or remove your sea glass pieces.

    8. Sea Glass Wind Chimes, Suncatchers, or Hanging Mobiles.

    9. Sea Glass Mosaics or a Sea Glass Tile.

    10. Sea Glass, Stained Glass Style.

    11. Sea Glass Beads.

    12. Sea Glass Bead ID Lanyard. 





    Other Ideas

    Sea Glass driveway project
    Sea Glass Driveway Project
    Some friends, Dave and Mandy, have been collecting sea glass plus shards from colored bottles for years. They have incorporated them into their driveway, ...

    Sea Glass Craft Window
    My Sea Glass Window
    Here is a picture of my seaglass window that I thought you might enjoy. Some of the pieces are worn more then others. The light shines through it. I.

    Sea Glass
    Sea Glass Incense Burner
    How Creative! by: Romy Mona, What an interesting and creative way to display sea glass! I would have never thought of an incense ...

    Sea Glass
    Stepping Stones and Sea Glass
    You could put Stepping Stones anywhere in your yard- from your flower beds to add color and flair to a walk way to your favorite flower bed. Stepping Stones are

    Sea Glass
    Sea Glass Window Panes
    (click pic to zoom) Here is a Sea Glass Window by Mona of Maine that will give you some ideas on using your sea glass. In her.

    Sea Glass coffee table
    Sea Glass Coffee Table
    Here is another very nice sea glass crafts project submitted by Mona from Maine. As you can see, it is a coffee table done with...

    Sea Glass
    Sea Glass Mosaic Flower Pot
    Here is another fine project for you to try submitted by Mona from Maine. Flower pots are numerous around the patio area and in sunny windows, and.

    Milford, CT sea glass Sea Glass Tabletop
    my tabletop is made from seaglass picked up on walnut & silver sands beaches in milford, connecticut....

    sea glass mosaic lamp
    Sea Glass Window Pane
    After collecting alot of glass, this was the first project I attempted.The glass was found on a beach near the Mavericks surfing spot in Northern CA.The small shadow box

    Sea Glass
    Sea Glass Orchids
    Love, Love, Love Orchids and Sea Glass!  Hence, both sides of a plastic CD cover, covered with orange felt and my interpretation.

    Sea Glass magnets
    Sea Glass Magnets
    Magnet sheets are ideal for use with your sea glass for quick projects.
    Sheets are easy to cut.

    Sea Glass Art Bowl
    Sea Glass Art Bowl
    I created this bowl using leadlighting techniques with some of my special white and cyan seaglass, alternating with textured glass...



    Useful Books on Crafts:

    Sea Glass Nature Crafts for Kids Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature's Help
    "I recently found this book at my local library and and loved it so much that I am looking to add it to my collection. This is not a book filled with cutsie fifteen minute projects that the kids do on their own, rather it is for adults to explore with kids ...

    Nature Crafts - Sea Glass and found objects Craft Workshop: Sticks and Stones: How to make Stunning Objects using Natural Materials with 25 Step-by-Step Projects
    The beauty and texture of natural, organic materials including sticks, wood stones and pebbles celebrated in inspirational and practical designs.

    Organic Crafts - Book Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities
    This ecofriendly craft title encourages children to explore the natural world through projects based on natural, nontoxic, and renewable materials. Grouped into categories such as "Trees, Leaves, and Twigs" and "Rocks, Pebbles, and Shells," the projects lead ...

    Painting on glass and ceramics beach book Painting on Glass & Ceramic
    "The real gems of this book are Embry's project instructions, which come complete with patterns that can be photocopied and used for tracing, comprehensive painting guides, and detailed..." ~ Tina Coleman





    Have you tried one of these projects or another project with sea glass? Share your work with us!

    Have you made one of these Sea Glass Crafts projects or one like it? We'd love for you to show off all of your hard work!

    It doesn't matter if it is very basic or more complicated, we love to see them all.

    Note - To upload a photo, it should be less than 1000 pixels wide.

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    There are so many different possibilities with these projects, and we'd love to see what you've come up with.

    Simply use this form to share your project with us. And please...share a photo of your work!

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    What Projects Have Other Visitors Added?

    Click below to see sea glass crafts projects from other visitors to this page...

    Shelves of Driftwood with Sea Glass and Beach Finds 
    ~ craft project submitted by David from Huanchaco, Peru ~ craft project submitted by David from Huanchaco, Peru David made these shelves …

    I've caught the sea glass bug! 
    This photo was taken in Belfast Northern Ireland on 14th June, and raining real Irish rain! When looking at this photo, it makes me smile. I used …

    Topsail Island Christmas Ornament - November 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest  
    ~ by Morgan Carter, Advance, NC, USA Where was this photo taken? Taken at my house in Advance, NC. Sea Glass found in Topsail Island, NC. …

    Sea Glass Magnets 
    ~ submitted by Lynne in Milford, Connecticut, USA Great for quick and easy projects. Flexible Magnet Squares With Adhesive  are ideal …

    Sea Glass Art - Memories in a Bowl 
    ~ by Julie - Sydney, Australia I am an artist that has been collecting sea glass for some time.  Last year I began studying leadlight making …

    Sea Glass Wind Chimes 
    ~ submitted by Laura in Lake Forest California I love making sea glass wind chimes or mobiles. I usually buy a wind chime and recreate …

    Sea Glass Holiday Ornaments 
    The glass holiday ornaments look enchanting- easy! Just glued small shards of sea glass to ceramic forms- fun & quit a nice gift!

    Rustic Seaglass Window 
    ~ submitted by  Laura in Eleuthera, Bahamas This was a really easy project and one I enjoyed making.  This window was actually …

    Hanging Beach Glass Mobile 
    ~ craft project submitted by  Diane in Florida, USA Love to design with different colors, this is my first and favorite... although not yet …

    Sea Glass Tree 
    ~ sea glass project submitted by  Kelly Thaden in Austin, Texas "For this tree, I used a glass plate for the backing. Then I glued …

    Sea Glass Menageries 
    This bracelet is made with glass found on local beaches, some of the glass is not quite 100% but looks nice anyway. The holes are drilled towards the center …

    What a face! 
    Sea glass found on the shores of the chester river in Queen Annes county.

    Display Your Beach Finds on DIY Shelves Not rated yet
    ~ submitted by David from OdysseySeaGlass in Huanchaco, Peru, South America Do It Yourself - or DIY Beach Finds Display Here is another example …

    Sea Glass & Tile End Table Not rated yet
    ~ sea glass craft submitted by Katie Olmstead in Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire  USA Sea glass end table is something special: My 23 year …

    A Flots perdus - Créations Not rated yet
    ~ submitted by  Arles,  France, Provence A Flots perdus "The magic of the unconcious linked to the potency of the natural elements." …

    Sea Glass Decor Ideas Not rated yet
    Art work

    "Renewable" Sea Glass Art Not rated yet
    ~ Submitted by Michele Kelley Michele sent in photos of three separate art/crafts projects that are "renewable" or temporary: Sea Glass …

    Wrapped Sea Glass with Handforged Copper Links and Clasp  Not rated yet
    ~ project photo submitted by Sarah in England This photo was taken in my home studio (aka my garage!). I found the sea glass on our local beach …

    HangLoose wind chimes Not rated yet
    Aloha fellow beach glass lovers. I love making natural, very simple HangLoose wind chimes from driftwood, beach stones, and seaglass. These wind …

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    Some notes on crafts, sea glass, and you:

    If you got into a conversation with most people about crafts, sea glass would probably not be in their vocabulary.

    However, with the rise in popularity of recycling and eco-friendly gifts combined with the growing popularity of do-it-yourself arts and crafts, sea glass is one of the things that many, like you, are now considering.

    On the other hand, I would encourage you not to use your jewelry grade sea glass/beach glass for the crafts projects.

    They're just too precious for that. See the color rarity chart and jewelry grading to help you decide which pieces to use for sea glass crafts ideas.

    Definitely use your craft grade sea glass for these sea glass crafts projects but hold onto to those wonderful little jewelry-quality sea glass (also called mermaid's tears, beach glass, or even recycled glass)!






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    Anne O, Toronto

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    I visited Carbon Beach today.

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    "


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    " Hi Lin and David,

    I have come to sea glass via my shell collecting and am finding it very addictive too. Last year I found a glass bottle stopper which was a thrill.

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    I really enjoy the newsletter and can easily spend an evening getting lost in the stories and comments."

    Regards,

    "


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    " Just wanted to thank you for all of your helpful information.

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    David & Linda,

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    Ann & I have caught your infectious seaglass fever! Hope to cross paths again soon.

    Happy and safe traveling!


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