Sea glass has a way of making the creativity in all of us reveal itself. Being such a beautiful medium naturally leads most of us wanting to create jewelry. Making sea glass jewelry is a craft that is friendly to all skill levels. It can be very intimidating trying to figure out where to start though.
Over the years, I have been asked about tools and equipment that can get you started in making sea glass jewelry. To share that answer with everyone, I have compiled a list of the tools and equipment you need to make sea glass jewelry. I have broken the list down to three levels so you can see what items you might want to get next while progressing your skill level. This list is just tools and equipment, the supplies such as wire or findings you will need is not included. If you are just getting started or buying for someone just getting their feet wet, I recommend starting with the “beginner” items then progressing to the items in the “intermediate” list and so on. If you would like to skip right to the “intermediate” list, you will also need the items in the “beginner” list and so on. Some items are upgraded items from one level to the next. For example, the smith torch is an upgrade from the butane torch – so if you were to be purchasing all the items on all the lists, you don’t need both of those. Some items like types of polish and particular bits that are prefered for your flex shaft are not included in this list. These types of specifics are usually personal preference and chosen by the jeweler after their own trial and error. If you have any questions or if you believe I have missed an item you think should be on here, please comment below!
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