Make Beach Stone Necklaces – Gift Idea for Guys and Gals

by Rena Klingenberg.

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Beach stone necklaces appeal to guys and gals of all ages, and they make a nice gift.

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

You can purchase beach stones that already have a hole drilled in them – or you can do the hole-drilling yourself.

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

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.

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

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.

Supplies:

  • 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:

Drilled beach stones on a string for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

The range of their sizes and colors:

Drilled beach stones for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

The jump rings I used:

Jump rings for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Use your chain nose and flat nose pliers to twist open a jump ring:

How to open a jump ring - by Rena Klingenberg

String the jump ring through the hole in your stone:

Attaching jump ring for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

. . . and then use your chain nose and flat nose pliers to twist the jump ring shut:

How to close a jump ring - by Rena Klingenberg

Now the stone should look like this:

Jump ring attached to stone for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

After attaching a jump ring to each of the beach stones:

Beach stones with jump rings for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Now thread your chain through the jump ring:

Attaching chain for Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

. . . and fasten the chain:

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Your finished beach stone necklaces may look something like these:

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Make Beach Stone Necklaces - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

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Comments

  1. Hi Rena you know I love making things with wire and wood. I like the thought of stones washed by the sea another gift from nature going to post my pics soon. Glenda

  2. Thank you, Glenda! And I’ll look forward to seeing your pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Donna Clark says:

    They are beautiful. I love the thought of natural stone. Did you order the stones? If so where did you get them?

    Thank you for all your great ideas

  4. Thanks, Donna! I purchased my pre-drilled beach stones on etsy.com. To find beach stones there, use their search box and type in โ€œdrilled beach stonesโ€. And because I particularly wanted drilled stones from Lake Michigan, I did a search on etsy.com for “lake michigan drilled stones”.

  5. Wow. What a great idea! Love this idea. Thank you

  6. Love these! I had to laugh about the “worry stone”, I usually have a stone or shell in my hand while walking the beach, didn’t know they had a name!

  7. Hi Rena – what size and finish jump rings are these?
    Thanks – Sarah

  8. I love these Rena! So simple, attractive and very sellable.

  9. Cheryl Bozzello says:

    I have a collection of stones from a favorite lake in NY state. They will be perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing this simple but beautiful idea.

  10. Sarah, thanks for asking! My jump rings are 8mm, antiqued silver color (I bought them that way). I liked this jump ring color with the stainless steel ball chains! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Judy and Cheryl, thanks so much for your lovely thoughts on this project! And Cheryl, would love to see your finished beach stone jewelry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Those are really so very cool!

  13. Thanks, Erinn! ๐Ÿ™‚

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