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.
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Beading Tutorials with Turquoise and Gold Seed Beads by Ezartesa

I created a gorgeous collection of beaded necklaces and earrings tutorials that are created from tiny gold plated glass seed beads, Turquoise gemstone beads, turquoise color Swarovski crystal pearls, turquoise color Magnesite and Czech, German glass beads. These fun beading tutorials are from start to finish, with complete explanations, and lots of clear pictures.
My most popular, bestselling necklace tutorial is
Turquoise Drop Statement Necklace.

Turquoise Drop Statement Necklace tutorialTurquoise Drop Statement Necklace tutorial pattern

Through this tutorial, I am showing you how to create this gorgeous piece of art with its basic techniques and tips used in this project. This material includes 14 color pages. Step-by-step instructions with 80 color pictures, 11 diagrams. Inspirational photos of other pieces of mine created with the same technique.
beaded turquoise flower necklace tutorial ezartesa My beaded necklace tutorial Turquoise Flower Necklace is very fun to make.
flower bead tutorial
Learn how to make large, medium and small size flowers with 12mm, 10mm, 8mm Pearls, seed beads and Preciosa Czech glass petals!
This material includes 11 color pages.

Statement Flower earrings tutorial
Through this Statement Flower earrings tutorial learn how to work with interesting materials: gorgeous turquoise pearls, luxurious gold beads, Czech glass, and touch of vintage German beads! This material includes 5 color pages.

Beaded Turquoise Pearl Dangle Earrings Tutorial
Through this Beaded Turquoise Pearl Dangle Earrings Tutorial I am showing to you how to create these gorgeous earrings with its basic techniques (peyote stitch) and tips used in this project. This material includes 5 color pages. Skill Level: intermediate, and for determined beginners.
Beaded Turquoise Pearl Dangle Earrings Tutorial

This is a Tutorial, Pattern of these gorgeous Beaded Circle Earrings with Swarovski turquoise crystal pearls, shell heishi beads, and tiny gold and turquoise seed beads. Lear how to make these stunners!
Beaded Circle Earrings
My beading tutorials are very easy to understand and follow. Make a statement when you craft and wear these very stylish and unique Turquoise and Gold Seed Bead Jewelry Designs!