Sea Glass Sun Catcher

by Saida Smith

Sea Glass Sun Catcher

Sea Glass Sun Catcher

~ sea glass project submitted by Saida Smith in the United Kingdom

This is a butterfly design suncatcher I made using sea glass and beads.

It looks complicated but I think anyone who can wire wrap and finish a simple pendant could do it.

  1. I start off by deciding on a design for the main body, in this case butterfly wings, and I make a simple outline of the shape I want with a loop included for the hanging part

  2. I then get a thinner gauge wire (0.04mm) and wrap it to form a loose mesh which will act as a loose backing while I wrap each individual piece on.

  3. If you don't have a big collection of sea glass I would recommend working out pieces for your design in advance like a mosaic if you want it to fit together more uniformly but I don't want that as I need gaps so I can add beads as I like that element and I think it adds character.

  4. I leave a small space at the top for ribbon or clear elastic/thread for hanging.

  5. The rest on the sun catcher is beaded tigertail and wire wrapped individual sea glass pieces and is quite easy to do.

Could easily be incorporated into a wind chime. I am looking into maybe making some with copper pipes possibly recycled ones.

~ sea glass project submitted by Saida Smith

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Jun 15, 2010
butterfly suncatcher
by: Mona

Your butterfly suncatcher is beautiful! What a great design!

Jun 13, 2010
Glass Suncatcher Craft
by: Marylyn(SuperNan)

Hi Saida,

That is one of the prettiest suncatchers I have ever seen.

Your directions are simple to follow as well.

Thank you so much for sharing your skills.


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