Ways to use your collection of sea glass! Easy to do, yet unique and attractive. Photos and steps to create a beach glass frame.
Summary of this page:
Find a mosaic-ready mirror (or flat wood picture frame) you like and glue or grout your pieces of sea glass onto it around the edge of the mirror to give it a border.
Depending on your preference, you could also glue on shells, sand (craft sand will do if you don't have access to a beach), pebbles, driftwood, or other attractive things you've found at the beach.
Before gluing or grouting, decide how you want to arrange the sea glass and shells and whatever else you're using.
Move things around until you find a sea glass mirror layout that you are happy with.
After you have glued everything onto the mirror, you can then go back and fill in the empty spaces with small shells, beach pebbles, or sand, depending on the effect you want.
Let it dry completely.
At this point, you could add your picture-hanging hardware and be finished.
Or you could go on to the next step.
Take wire (copper wire is nice and not expensive) and wire wrap the mirror, being sure to not cross the center of the mirror.
Tools and materials you will need to do this are:
You can do a simple wrap as shown in the photo of the back of the sea glass mirror here, or use your creativity to make the wrap more artistic.
Finish off the wrap with a loop made as shown in this closeup.
When you are done, the mirror should look similar to this.
Follow steps 1 and 2 for creating sea glass photo frames.
An additional idea would be to use smaller mirrors and instead of creating it as a mirror to be hung on the wall, place a candle on top of it and use as a centerpiece or gift.
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