22 Jewellery Designs Inspired By The Sea

Spring is coming and we're excited for pops of baby blues, greens and gorgeous handmade jewellery designs!

Over on Kernowcraft's Facebook page, we asked you to share your jewellery designs inspired by the coast and wow, you shared so many amazing photos! Living in Cornwall, every day we are inspired by our surroundings, whether that's picking up sea glass while strolling on the beach or taking photos of the rugged cliffs along the north coast.

Below, we're sharing our favourite customer designs, from sea glass necklaces, metal clay designs to using briolette beads. We hope it gives you a little inspiration and you find some amazing jewellers to follow too! Don't forget to check out The Coastal Collection, with our top picks for your beach themed designs including beads, gemstones, charms, threads and more...

Keep scrolling to find advice and top tips using sea glass for your handmade jewellery designs

I was lucky enough to find this gorgeous chunk of seaglass on Seaham beach a year or two ago. One of my favourite pieces to date!

- Donna Leech. 

Sea glass gathered from the Devon/Cornish border. The customer had to prise This one from my hands!

- Genevieve Whittle Ford. 

Sterling silver and gold sea glass jewellery made with love from Devon.

- Lizz Heatley

I am lucky to live by the sea so have lots of wonderful textures and shapes to use for jewellery.

- Saffron Dilly

My jewellery is inspired by nature especially living on a island I am surrounded by the sea.

- Vicky Daly. 

Lovely lampwork beads, quartz and pearls with a handmade PMC shell charm and sterling silver.

- Wenche Brennbakk

Living in Cornwall by the sea gives lots of inspiration for textures and colour. I love the colour of a summer ocean.

- Holly Kearey. 

We love our sterling silver wave rings.

- Popeye & Daisy Jewellery 

A sea glass marble that my husband found on the beach... I turned it into a ring for myself

- Oberon Jewellery

Beginner's Sea Glass Jewellery Making Bundle

Do you or a friend have a collection of sea glass or other collected items that you would like to make into jewellery, but are not sure where to start? Then this jewellery making bundle is for you!

Art Clay Silver 

This amazing Art Clay Silver can be moulded, sculpted and formed just like modelling clay and can be fired, in most cases, with a gas torch or even on a gas hob (alternatively in a kiln).

Pendant, made from sea glass I found in Portsmouth, UK.

- Heleen van Vessem

The beach huts in Charmouth Dorset...

- Elsa Morris

I love collecting sea glass and crafting with it.

- Amy Edwards. 

A total contrast... a pair of orcas made from silver clay.

- Oberon Jewellery

We love collecting sea glass from Suffolk beaches to then turn into jewellery. I just love the beach and would love to hear the stories that these pieces of sea glass could tell us of their journey. Love sea glass.

- Leasa Finney, Swashglass

Water droplet earrings.

- Cat Stacey Jewellery. 

I make resin and silver jewellery inspired by all sorts of seaside themes!

- Katy Armstrong

Our ocean inspired pendant made of silver and copper. Originally it was a custom order for someone who lives in Cornwall.

- Gin, My Lui Design

We stock over 800 high quality precious and semi precious gemstone cabochon and faceted stones, gemstone beads and half drilled beads for jewellery making. 

We stock a wide range of metal wire, metal sheet and metal tubing to suit your jewellery making needs. Our wide range of metals includes sterling silver, fine silver, 9ct gold, copper, brass, bronze, gilding, plated as well as a range of recycled metals - so there is something to suit everyone's needs.

This is a spinner ring i made a wave pattern on the main band with a starfish and opal (mermaid's kiss) - a Cornish summer piece.

- Janette McBlane

One of my resin heart pendants made with sand and small stones and inspired by holiday walks along the Cornish coast.

- Joanne Dennis

My warrior of the Tides ring.

- Jo Tubb, Gem Heaven Jewellery featuring on of our beautiful Australian opal doublets

This was from a year ago, a beach inspired bead embroidery.

- Kathy, Vintage Dreams

I've made a few of this sea glass and driftwood mobiles. All found along my coastline.

- Katherine Walker

Follow Our Top Tips & Advice...

How To Make A Sea Glass Bezel Setting

Sea glass is so popular within jewellery designs, so we thought we would share a step by step project with photos to show you how to create your own bezel setting and transform it into a beautiful necklace.

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This beautiful wire wrapped aquamarine bead and scallop charm ring is perfect for any ocean lover!

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