I don't get to the beach as often as I'd like, but on one of my visits I found this beautiful piece of sea glass. It's a real treasure--I love its color and texture. I've been keeping it in a bowl of seashells, but I decided it deserves better treatment. The idea for this project came about when I was sorting my box of embroidery floss (one of my favorite activities) and realized that the lovely DMC #3813--Light Blue Green--matches the color of the glass perfectly. One thing led to another, and I ended up with this sea glass pendant.
If you can chain stitch, you can make a pendant like this one. Just remember that, like seashells, no two pieces of sea glass are alike. You'll have to adjust your design according to the glass you use. For best results, use an irregularly shaped piece that has notches that will hold your crochet chains in place.
To begin my pendant, I made a crochet chain that was just long enough to fit snugly around the center of the glass, and then I joined the ends together with a slip stitch. Next, I continued the chain and joined it to the center of the crocheted chain on the front of the pendant. I made several more lengths of crochet chain this way, securing them around the ridges of the glass and joining them to the center of the chains on the back and front. When the glass was contained securely in the crochet chains, I knotted the floss tightly on the back.
Jewelry-making is not one of my strengths, so I kept the construction of the pendant simple. I slipped a silver jump ring through the crocheted chain at the top of the pendant, fastened a second jump ring to the first, and then added a silver box chain. I think a silk cord or piece of twine would look pretty too.