by Rena Klingenberg.
Beach stone necklaces appeal to guys and gals of all ages, and they make a nice gift.
You can purchase beach stones that already have a hole drilled in them – or you can do the hole-drilling yourself.
A simple necklace made from a natural stone on a chain feels beautifully tranquil and timeless.
And after being tumbled in the surf and sand, these pebbles make wonderfully smooth stone pendants that can serve as a “worry stone” to rub with your fingers.
These stones can sometimes be found at lakes or the seashore – or you can purchase them online (which is what I did).
I bought drilled Lake Michigan stones, because these necklaces were gifts for a family who had lived near there.
- A beach stone with a hole.
My stones in the photos on this page range in length from 27mm (1.06″) to 35mm (1.38″).
I purchased my pre-drilled beach stones on etsy.com. To find beach stones there, use their search box and type in “drilled beach stones”.
If you want to do your own hole drilling, there are lots of tutorials online for that. Simply do an online search for “how to drill beach stones” or “drilling beach stones”.
- A fairly sturdy jump ring
- A chain that fits through your jump ring.
I used 2.4mm wide stainless steel ball chains in 24″ (60.96cm) length.
- Chain nose and flat nose pliers – for opening and closing your jump rings.
How to Make Beach Stone Necklaces
My drilled beach stones arrived with five of them tied on a piece of twine, plus a complimentary extra stone:
The range of their sizes and colors:
The jump rings I used:
Use your chain nose and flat nose pliers to twist open a jump ring:
String the jump ring through the hole in your stone:
. . . and then use your chain nose and flat nose pliers to twist the jump ring shut:
Now the stone should look like this:
After attaching a jump ring to each of the beach stones:
Now thread your chain through the jump ring:
. . . and fasten the chain:
Your finished beach stone necklaces may look something like these: