Jewelry Making for the
Before you begin, you will need a place to work. Any comfortable,
flat surface or table will do--preferably with good lighting.
I recommend a cushioned surface cover. I use a small piece of
vinyl flooring that I can roll up and put away when I'm not using it--it
protects my surface below(usually the dining room table) and my glass
I use an adjustable high intensity lamp and always wear eye protection!
Next you will assemble your tools and supplies. You will need your sea
glass, of course, in addition to basic jewelry tools.
I recommend a pair of straight (flatnose) pliers, round nose pliers and
You will also need wire. I recommend starting with the easily found copper wire--it comes in many colors including
silver and gold and it works up very much like the precious metals which
you may want to move up to as you gain experience. 20 gauge round wire
should be all you need to begin--you can experiment with other gauges as
you go along. This wire is found online and in any of the craft