This simple necklace has a piece of black sea glass from England. Black glass isn't really black. It's usually a very dark, thick piece of green glass (like this one), brown or purple. The last picture shows the necklace with light shining through the glass. The other pictures show how it would appear when worn.
Black sea glass is extremely rare. Only about 1 in every 2,000 pieces of sea glass is black! These pieces often date to the 1800s. They were once part of bottles that were to store alcohol. The dark color of the bottles protected the contents from sunlight.
I drilled this thick piece of glass, then added a simple silver-plated bail. It measures 1 1/2 inches tall (including bail) by just over 1/2 inch wide.
This pendant will ship with a 20" black satin cord (with 2" nickel free extension) in a small pillow box, suitable for storage or gift-giving.
No metal chain is included. If you'd like to add a chain, they can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/241856022
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WHAT IS BEACH GLASS?
Beach glass is nature's way of taking our trash and transforming it into something beautiful! Beach glass used to be bottles, windows, or some other glass item. Then it was broken and ended up in a lake or ocean.
Beach glass and sea glass are different names for the same thing - people near oceans usually refer to the glass found on the beach as sea glass, while those of us near lakes call it beach glass.
The action of the waves and the sand smooth the glass, just as sandpaper smooths the surface of wood. I only use authentic sea glass / beach glass in all of my jewelry.
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
Yes! I make every item in my shop by hand. My workshop is in a smoke-free, dog and cat friendly home in northern Indiana.
Yes I accept custom order requests. Please send me a conversation about what you would like, and we can work together to determine if I can create it.
If you have collected sea/beach glass or stones and would like to have it made into custom jewelry at an affordable price, I would be happy to help! Message me via Etsy and expect to hear back within 72 hours. Prices start at $15 for earrings and $20 for necklaces.
Each item is packaged in a sturdy shipping box, stuffed with lots of tissue paper and bubble wrap to protect it during shipping.
To reduce eco waste, a printed receipt will not be included in your order unless requested.
Some items can be made smaller or larger. If you like the look of something, but the size doesn't quite meet your needs, message me!
CONSIGNMENT AND WHOLESALE INFORMATION
I am happy to discuss opportunities for placing my ornaments or sun catchers for sale in your shop. Please contact me via Etsy messages for more information.
If your jewelry or ornament darkens, and you don't like the look of patina (I love it!), it can be polished until it sparkles again.
Sometimes tarnish from metal can get onto the beach glass giving it a clouded or dirty look. A gentle scrub of a soft toothbrush with warm water and soap will clean it off.
Dry the piece (air dry or use a hairdryer) before polishing the wire.
Rub the metal surface with medium pressure. Non-scratching polishing & cleansing cloths work until the cloth is completely darkened. Polishing cloths can be found online or at local craft shops. I don't suggest using pastes or other chemicals to clean the metal of your pieces, because the chemicals could get into the tiny pores of sea glass and affect its appearance.