How I Create Cape Cod Necklaces from items found on the beach: sea glass, driftwood, beach stone and feathers

Beach-combing is a wonderful way to spend your free time by the water and a great way to get to know and explore your favorite Cape Cod beaches. On my trips to the shore I collect smooth and frosty gems – sea glass that later will be woven into beautiful Cape Cod-inspired Necklaces.
Beachcomber Necklace with Beach Stone and Sea Glass by Ezartesa.
Beachcomber Necklace with Beach Stone and Sea Glass by Ezartesa.
Tumbled by waves, recycled by the sea, sea glass is a product of both nature and man. A quality piece of sea glass has no shiny spots, is well frosted, and has smooth edges.
Beach Glass Necklace in Sea Green and Brown by Ezartesa.
Beach Glass Necklace in Sea Green and Brown by Ezartesa.

Every colorful and good quality piece I find gives me an idea of what kind of Cape Cod-inspired necklace I can create. First, I play with the shapes, then I think about color and then about the texture. Texture I create by weaving tiny glass seed beads around the piece of sea glass.
Sea Glass and Driftwood Necklace by Ezartesa.
Sea Glass and Driftwood Necklace by Ezartesa.

For my Cape Cod Jewelry, I use a natural leather. First, I cut a desired length and width of leather strip, then I embellish it with tiny glass seed beads.
Lavender Sea Glass Necklace by Ezartesa.
Lavender Sea Glass Necklace by Ezartesa.

While there are plenty of different kinds of shells and sea glass to discover, there are also wonderful beach rocks to be found on the shores of Cape Cod. I love collecting clear and milky quartz in different shapes and colors for my Cape Cod Necklaces. I use these adorable beach stones as a focal/center piece for my necklaces, and embellish them with matte, opaque and gold-plated glass seed beads.
Blue Sea Glass and Citrine Beach Stone Necklace by Ezartesa.
Blue Sea Glass and Citrine Beach Stone Necklace by Ezartesa.
These pebbles are abundant on all the Cape beaches. What I am looking for when beachcombing, is whatever appeals to me: smooth, beautiful round or oval-shaped milky stones in peachy, yellow or grey colors. My favorite beach stone is clear quartz in light yellow or smoky brown color.
I treasure the stones that fascinate me personally, that challenge my thoughts and imagination. This is where my inspiration comes from every time I go to the beach.
Sea Green Sea Glass and Feather Beaded Necklace by Ezartesa.
Sea Green Sea Glass and Feather Beaded Necklace by Ezartesa.

Other items that I collect are driftwood and feathers.
White Feather, Beach Stone and Sea Glass Beaded Necklace by Ezartesa.
White Feather, Beach Stone and Sea Glass Beaded Necklace by Ezartesa.

The jewelry you wear is an expression of your personality, passions, and lifestyle. While I design a new piece of jewelry I always think about what feeling, what mood and what story I want to tell with the jewelry piece I’m working with.
Ezartesa's handmade jewelry for sale online.

Beachcomber Wellfleet Beaded Sea Glass Jewelry Collection

There is something magical being at the beach all day long where perfectly shaped sea glass, gorgeous shells, artsy driftwood are wash up out of the sea on our sandy shores. There on Cape Cod - beautiful small town of Wellfleet searching for what may be found alongshore is called beachcombing. For a long time, my idea was to create one-of-a-kind Beachcomber Wellfleet beaded sea glass jewelry collection from beach founded objects.
Sea glass jewelry with green, black seed beads by Ezartesa
Sea glass jewelry with green, black seed beads by Ezartesa. BUY NOW!

Sea glass jewelry by Ezartesa
Sea glass jewelry by Ezartesa. BUY NOW!

My method of making beaded sea glass jewelry requires
precision. I begin cutting leather strips and tracing the neck, meticulously marking where I will position it. Then I embellish the leather using tiny glass seed beads, creating a luxurious and exotic patterns.
Sea glass jewelry with seed beads by Ezartesa
Sea glass jewelry with seed beads by Ezartesa. Buy This Necklace!

Beaded sea glass necklace in sea green, brown by Ezartesa
Beaded sea glass necklace in sea green, brown by Ezartesa. Buy Now!

I choose a color palette that would enhance the beauty of sea glass, sea shell or beautiful piece of driftwood.
Sea shell beaded necklace, pendant with seed beads, Beachcomber Wellfleet by Ezartesa
Sea shell beaded necklace, pendant with seed beads, Beachcomber Wellfleet by Ezartesa. Buy this Cape Cod sea shell necklace!

Sea green sea glass and seed bead beaded necklace by Ezartesa
Sea green sea glass and seed bead beaded necklace by Ezartesa. Buy NOW!

I use the highest quality leather from all over the world – Italy, France the US, and elsewhere. I also like to use unusual materials like handmade silk and cotton tassels, cotton cord and natural feathers. These high-caliber materials make for durable luxury jewelry peace’s that customers can wear for a long time, and pass it for other generations.
You just can’t get this kind of jewelry anywhere.
Artist / Jewelry designer Ezartesa.

Reversible Beaded Leather Choker with Feathers and Glass Seed Beads

Let me introduce to you my new jewelry design reversible and adjustable beaded leather choker.
Reversible Brown Beaded Choker with Feathers, Seed Beads and Leather by EzartesaReversible Brown Beaded Choker with Feathers, Seed Beads and Leather by Ezartesa 2

Reversible Brown Beaded Choker with Feathers, Seed Beads and Leather by Ezartesa

Break through jewelry borders! A unique, fresh take on classic black velvet choker. Created with unique materials: leather, natural feathers, glass seed beads and cotton cord.
Reversible Brown Beaded Choker with Feathers, Seed Beads and Leather by Ezartesa 3
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Luxurious patterns meticulously beaded from the best quality tiny glass seed beads, that shimmer in the light.
Reversible Brown Beaded Choker with Feathers, Seed Beads and Leather by Ezartesa 4
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This unique eye catching design is very versatile piece of jewelry, you can wear it in so many different ways.
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Buy this necklace by Ezartesa!
Weave this artsy chic necklace in to your everyday casual outfits!
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Cape Cod Beachcomber Beaded Jewelry Collection 2016

Combing the beaches there in Cape Cod has become one of my most favorite things to do. For a long time, I was collecting completely flawless and beautifully shaped pieces of sea glass, beach stones, driftwood, and feathers. My idea was to design one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry from the find objects on the beach.
Driftwood, Leather and Seed Bead Necklace by Ezartesa
Driftwood, Leather and Seed Bead Necklace by Ezartesa.

Beaded Sea Glass, Feather, Driftwood Necklace by Ezartesa
Beaded Sea Glass, Feather, Driftwood Necklace by Ezartesa.

When I design the jewelry peace, first I play around with textures, colors, and shapes. Then I think what color, and what kind of pattern I need to create of tiny seed beads to enhance the beauty of sea glass or beach shone.

Creative Process of Beach Comber Collection 2016
Creative Process of Beach Comber Collection 2016.


In this Beachcomber collection I decided to use a warm brown color objects with cool blues, sea greens, and blacks with strong greens. These combinations give to my jewelry the soothing calm feeling of the seashore.
The style of this collection is casual, and artsy chic: a sleek, very well made pendants dangling from a woven cotton cord. I use natural leather as a base, and embellish it with tiny glass seed beads. Combination of leather and beadwork gives a rich texture to my one-of-a-kind hand beaded jewelry.

Feather Dangle Gold Seed Bead Earrings by Ezartesa

Feather Dangle Gold Seed Bead Earrings by Ezartesa.

I love adding adorable feathers to my jewelry, especially for my earrings. They very light and so cute.

Native American Inspired Feather Beaded Earrings by Ezartesa

Native American Inspired Feather Beaded Earrings by Ezartesa.

I call my finds from the beach - Cape Cod Treasures, and my Beachcomber jewelry peace’s - summer fun memories.