Big Ben Ornament - London Souvenir Christmas ornament - Lake Michigan Beach Glass

$7.00 $10.00

I made this wire wrapped sea glass ornament using a piece of white Lake Michigan beach glass. It features a photo I took of Big Ben when I visited London with my mom a couple of years ago. I altered the photo to look more like a painting, printed it, and adhered it to the beach glass.

The first photo is of the side the Big Ben photo is attached to. The other pictures show how the pendant looks from the other side - very frosted.

This piece of glass has a very slight curve to it, and was once probably part of a bottle. The pendant measures in at 1 3/4 inches tall by 1 inch wide. I wrapped it in non-tarnish silver-plated copper wire.

Though I sealed this piece, it is not waterproof and should not be used near water.

This listing is for the ornament only. A loop of ribbon will be attached to it when I pack it to send it to you.
No chain is included. If you'd like to wear this ornament as a necklace, and need a chain, please look here:

I have also made magnets and thumbtacks using the same technique. Please message me if you would like to see them.

Looking for more photo jewelry?

More sea glass necklaces:
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. Sea pottery is created in the same way as beach/sea 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.
I do my best to take pictures that represent the true color of the sea glass, and try to include pictures with various background colors to show how the glass appears in front of different colors. Due to monitor variations, colors may appear slightly different in real life. Please contact me if you are unhappy with your jewelry or feel that the color was misrepresented.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

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

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make every item yourself?

Yes! I make every item in my shop by hand. My workshop is in a smoke-free, dog friendly home in northern Indiana.

Do you accept custom orders?

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.

Can you make something using my sea glass?

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.

Gift wrapping and packaging

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.

Sizing details

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!

Wholesale availability

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.

Care instructions

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.

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