I've seen some tutorials online for drilling holes in beach glass and rocks. I was going to take a class in Sandwich in February but it filled up and had a waiting list so I bagged it and found a cheap set of diamond tipped drill bits on Amazon.com. They work really well! It's a little rough on the shoulder, it takes speed control and several minutes to drill through. My fully charged drill battery died after doing just these 2. It's just nice to know that I was able to do this myself with a $5.99 set of bits, instead of taking that class in Sandwich that was going to cost over $60 for materials & instruction.
Marsha brought me back a sackful of shells from Sanibel Island so I made good use of them.
This is my first attempt at stitching together 3 pictures into one, using a very basic photo editing program called Photo Expressions. That's why the background looks a little wonky.
I DID NOT MAKE THIS. My friends posted it to Pinterest and on my timeline as an idea for a project. I would post who this belonged to if I had the link but I don't. It didn't lead anywhere on Pinterest.
This is my version. Another 'never again', or at least not for awhile. For one thing, I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to wire wrapping so I wung it. I was going to do 5 strands of glass but stopped at 3 because of the frustration level. I wish now I'd taken Mark Lareau's 'All Wired Up' class at The Bead Factory in Tacoma, but I figured I'd never venture into that particular craft.
This was another Pinterest idea. I need to buy shiny-drying paint though. It was too cold to use the sealant on them so I stuck the eyes on without it, because I'm impatient. I call them Pocket Palz. It's so nice to have an unlimited supply of beach rocks for this!
This is the final result of the drilling beach/craft glass and rock.
Then I put some of my beach glass chips into a teeny bottle and made a necklace out of it.