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What is Sea Glass?

Updated on November 22, 2014

Collecting Sea Glass

Sea Glass is natures way of turning trash into beauty.

Sea Glass also known as Beach Glass is actual pieces of broken glass which live in the sea.

The sea tumbles this glass in its surf and waves, as it slides along rocks and sand, the sharp edges and glass itself are transformed into glistening jewels. Sea Glass colors range in beautiful shades of blues, greens, yellows, browns and reds. Each color has a different value which is based on how difficult it is too find. Sea Glass is ultra smooth and comes in various sizes and shapes, the glass washes onto the beach and glistens like a diamonds on the shore.

Have you ever discovered Sea Glass on the Beach?

I got into collecting Sea Glass after reading an article and seeing the beautiful creations made from this lovely product of nature. Since that first article I have searched the internet for the best beaches to find Sea Glass and have been lucky enough to have visited quite a few. I have a long bucket list of Sea Glass Beaches I want to visit.

My poor family has endured the fact that every vacation we go on, it is inevitable that we will be going to some off the beaten path beach, that I have discovered through my research which is supposed to be loaded with tons of Sea Glass.

Needless to say, I am prepared with a bag for each family member to meander around picking up the small colorful pieces of glass which are just laying there waiting to be discovered. My husbands favorite part is having to carry this heavy Sea Glass back to the hotel or the crusie ship, but I guess that is what the phrase "for better or worse" really means.

How is Sea Glass Made
How is Sea Glass Made

How is Sea Glass Made?

Also known as beach glass, mermaids tears, ocean glass, and trash glass, this collectible is formed after years of tumbling in in the ocean, softening the sharp edges of pieces of broken glass. When spotted on the shoreline, a water-drenched piece of sea glass can stand out like a shiny, glistening jewel.

A piece of sea glass is is hydrated and dehydrated over many years to develop the frosted patina finish. A very well rounded shard normally takes about 25 years to be created in a severe tumbling environment while glass in a more protected environment may never be adequately rounded or could take up to 50 years.

Sea Glass is really just thrown out bottles and tableware, or glass from shipwrecks and household items lost in natural disasters.

Mostly it's glass that people carelessly threw into the ocean some 50 to 100 years ago, which has tumbled in the surf for years and has washed up on the sand looking like a little gemstone.

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Finding Sea Glass

I am sure you are familiar with the phrase "it's like finding a needle in a haystack" Well, Sea Glass is that needle.

It's all about looking in the right place.

The best places to look for sea glass are along the shores of oceans, lakes and rivers near where old dumps used to be. Old shipping lanes are worth investigating as they are ideal for sea glass hunting ventures.

At one time it was very common for cities to haul their trash out to middle of a body of water and just dump it. Many years of dumping are the main reason why Sea Glass exists today. Bottles, jars, vases and other glass items were dumped into the ocean many years ago.

Where to find Sea Glass?

You will most likely find sea glass among the rocks and pebbles at the waters edge. Along the line the water creates of the seas debris. I usually try to schedule my visit during low tide. This time offers me the ability to comb a larger area of the beach and is truly to the best time to find beach treasures.

It really takes a trained eye.

The best approach is to have one-person lead and another follow in the same path. This way the second person will be able to find the pieces of sea glass the first person missed. And trust me the first person will miss a lot.

Make sure you have something to collect your glass in and then simply rinse them in tap water and air dry when you arrive home. These beach treasures are perfect for jewelry, crafts, jar displays, mosaics, wreaths, wind chimes and many other creative projects.

Many times you will think you have found an rare red colored piece of sea glass only to be fooled, because it is only a piece of plastic or some other form of debris. But do not be discouraged; keep looking because one day you will find that rare and beautiful piece of sea glass.

Photo: St John Beach Guide

As the availability of natural sea glass declines we find that we treasure these gifts from the sea, even more with each passing day.

Types of Sea Glass
Types of Sea Glass

Here are some examples of the various types of sea glass. Don't you just love the pottery pieces. Imaging the cool things you could create with these items. I would like to create a charm style bracelet which would showcase several pieces of antique pottery or dinnerware.

Sea Glass Colors

Let me tell you a little secret ...

It is all about the COLORS!

Sea Glass, Orange

Photos: Sea Glass Prints Available Art.com

The colors range from the most common white, green, and amber. Think of beer bottles to help you mentally picture the colors I am describing. The less common sea glass colors are cobalt and aqua. Purple and peach are more rare then the above while red, turquoise and orange are the rarest of them all.

The orgins of the bottle plays a significant role in how these colors are labeled rare or common.

Rare Sea Glass
Rare Sea Glass

Rare Sea Glass

What determines the rarity of a specific color?

The color of the sea glass can really tell a story, if you know how to read it. A gray pink shard of sea glass could indicate it dates back to the Great Depression era. Yellow shards often came from 1930s Vaseline containers. Red sea glass is found in about every 1 in 5,000 pieces and Orange 1 in 10,000 and is the rarest. The Red sea glass is believed to have come from old Schiliz bottles, nautical lights and dinnerware. Black sea glass is extremely rare and pieces can date back to the eighteenth century and were used for gin, beer and wine bottles.

Sea Glass Chart

Not all colors are created equally!

Some colors like red and orange are rare while other colors like white and emerald green are plentiful. Richard LaMotte in his recent book "Pure Sea Glass" has provided a resource for gauging the relative rarity of a particular shade. You can check the chart below for the rarity of your favorite color of Sea Glass!

Color Rarity

Red 1/5000

Pink 1/1000

Orange 1/10,000

Yellow 1/3000

Citron 1/300

Amber 1/25

Brown 3/10

Kelly Green 2/10

Opaque Green 1/1000

Forest Green 1/50

Lime Green 1/50

Sea Foam Green 1/75

Teal 1/2500

Aqua 1/1000


Buy Sea Glass

Are you landlocked and just do not have time to go beach combing. Then you can always buy some Genuine Sea Glass. Start creating some fabulous Jewelry or crafts now. There is a great selection of Sea Glass on Ebay. You really can't go wrong.

The Many Colors of Sea Glass

There are so many colors of Sea Glass.

So many various shades of greens, blues, whites, etc. It is very hard for me to pick a favorite. I like to combine different colors together for specific projects I may be working on. Unfortunately, I have never found a red piece, and truly hope to find some one day.

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Seek and you shall find these precious Gems Of The Sea.

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Finding sea glass beaches takes a little work.

Many collectors do not want to divulge this information, they prefer to keep it a secret. Through some goggling you can find some great beaches. The Caribbean is loaded with some fantastic beaches which are loaded these treasures. Sea Glass beaches are all over the world. So when you plan your next vacation, why not include a glass beach on your itinerary.

Sea Glass Jewelry

Sea Glass Jewelry is what really caught my eye.

I wanted to learn how I could create such lovely pieces. Artisans have turned these shards of humble beginnings into various crafts. Sea glass jewelry is becoming increasingly popular. Other artists use the glass to make hair accessories, candles, sculptures, sun catchers, and mosaics. Sea glass is the recycler's dream, proving that trash can be turned into treasure.

Wire Wrapping Sea Glass
Wire Wrapping Sea Glass

How to wire wrap Sea Glass

Here is a great Sea Glass Jewelry idea try a simple wire wrap pendant like the one on the left. With a few basic wire wrapping tools, some wire of your choice and a piece of sea glass that you have found, create a simple piece of jewelry that will certainly garner attention from your friends.

Step 1: Selecting Tools & Materials

The three tools suggested for this sea glass project are wire cutters, round nosed pliers, and flat nosed pliers.

The wire selected should be strong enough to support your sea glass pendant on a chain. If you are using sterling silver, for example, I recommend using 18 gauge or 20 gauge half-hard. Although you can use any style it is easiest ( and more forgiving ) to use round.

TIP: If this is your first venture into jewelry making with sea glass, use a piece large enough to handle easily.

Step 2: Determining Your Design

At this point you need to visualize a design that both complements your piece of sea glass and holds it securely in place. You will then have to determine how much wire is required for the design. It will become easier to judge the required length as you become more skilled but in the beginning you can use a piece of string wrapped in a similar manner to determine the length. Just remember to add extra length to account for the bail and the curls.

TIP: It is always best to cut more than you think you need. Discovering later on that you don't have enough wire will have wasted your time as well as material.

Step 3: Making the Bail

At this point you will need to determine the bail location. For this pendant design the bail will be located approximately 1/3 from the right end of the wire.

The bail is to be created looping the wire around one jaw of the round nosed pliers (3A). Be sure the bail loop is large enough to allow the clasp to pass through easily.

How you finish the bail is up to you. An easy way is to twist the wire around itself (inset 2C). A more visually pleasing style is to wrap the shorter side of wire around the other end three or four times (3B).

Whichever style you chose the shorter length of wire remaining will be where you make the first curl in the next section.

Step 4: Curling the 1st End

Grabbing the shorter end of wire with your round nosed pliers, curl the end into a closed loop (4A).

From here you securely grab the loop with your flat nosed pliers and continue curling the wire around itself until you have created the desired size curl (4B).

TIP: It can be easier to wrap the loose end of the wire around the loop rather than trying to create the curl by twisting the loop with the pliers.

Step 5: Starting the Wire Wrap

Now placing the wire on the back of the sea glass, bend the wire at the points where you will want both ends to wrap around the front of the glass (5A).

Now flip both the piece of sea glass and wire and continue to wrap the longer end around the front and back at the desired locations to ensure a secure hold (5B).

Step 6: Curling the 2nd End & Finishing Off the Wrap

With the remaining end of wire determine how much length is required for a final wrap around the front of the sea glass and to create the desired size curl that will finish the piece. Cut off the excess wire.

TIP: You have a little latitude in judging how much wire is needed. You can always make the curl a little larger or small depending on how the final wrap progresses.

Complete the curl by following the instruction in STEP 4.

Finish your piece of jewelry by wrapping the final curled end around the front of your sea glass.

Photos and Instructions: How to Wire Wrap Sea Glass by Sea Glass Journal

Books on Wire Wrapping Techniques

Sea Glass Jewelry Designs

Here are a few gorgeous Sea Glass Pieces.

How to Drill Sea Glass

Step 1: Using the right tools

You can use a standard power drill, a small Dremel drill or a drill press. Select a small-diameter, ball-tipped, diamond-coated drill bit between .084 and 1 millimeter.

Step 2: Use water to lubricate the drill bit.

You can easily do this by placing the glass or pebble in a small plastic container. Add enough waterto cover the glass or pebble, but no more. Stabilize the glass or pebble by putting it on a small piece of sponge, wood, modeling clay or florist foam inside the plastic container.

Step 3: Make sure you use the right drill speed.

The larger the drill bit, the slower your drill speed should be. When drilling glass, use a speed of 2500 rpm for a drill bit less than 1/8-inch, or 750 rpm for a 1/8- to 1-inch bit. When drilling a pebble, use a speed of 1000 rpm for a bit less than 1/8-inch and 500 rpm for a bit between 1/8- and 1-inch. Consult the owner's manual of your drill to determine how to change the speed.

Step 4: Position the drill properly

When drilling a pilot hole, hold the drill at a slight angle, just enough to help it "bite" into the surface of the glass or pebble. When you are drilling the actual hole, hold the drill so the bit is straight up and down.

Step 5: Let the drill do the work

Don't press down. Drill a little at a time. Lift the bit out of the hole every few seconds to allow the water to wash the dust out of the hole before resuming drilling.

TIP: Drill halfway through the sea glass from the front and then turn the glass over and finish drilling from the back, this will eliminate chipping and assure you of a nice clean hole.

Read more: How to Drill Sea Glass and Beach Pebbles

Watch this video to get see an excellent tutorial on drilling holes in sea glass.

Sea Glass Inspired Kitchen
Sea Glass Inspired Kitchen

Inspired by the Beautiful Colors of Sea Glass

Yesterday, I stepped out to do a little shopping with my Mother.

And it amazed me that so many stores that I went into were showcasing their spring line. What I noticed was the colors they were using. They were aquas, cobalt, limes and more... They were the colors of Sea Glass and not only that but the jewelry styles were made from imitation type sea glass.

Sea Glass colors are symbolic of the sea and the feeling of cool ocean breezes. It is no wonder why these colors are used so often in our decorating palettes and clothing.

Photo by Richard Leo Johnson Decorating with Blue Green"

Sea Glass Colors in Fashion
Sea Glass Colors in Fashion

Sea Glass Resources

These site are exclusively related to the Sea Glass Artist or Sea Glass Collector. Loaded with a huge amount of information and wonderful pictures and ideas for creating gorgeous crafts with your Sea Glass.

Sea Glass Décor Ideas
Sea Glass Décor Ideas

Sea Glass Collecting is so much fun.

Creating beautiful things with these sea gems is what truly inspires me. What inspires you?

Thanks so much for visiting, please come again soon.

Are you a Sea Glass Collector?

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      meggingmad 3 years ago

      I used to pick up sea glass as a kid. Now that I`m retired, I might take this up again.

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      Pat Goltz 3 years ago

      I wish I had the gas to go looking for sea glass. Maybe someday. This is a beautiful lens. Thank you for writing!

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      ramonabeckbritman 3 years ago

      I'm not a collector but do like sea glass. To bad I'm not very creative. This would be something I could think about doing. Especially after seeing the wrapped necklace.

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      dwindhaus lm 4 years ago

      Never really had thought about before I read this.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Thanks for visiting. It is always an adventure and you never know what you will find.

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Very pretty and makes me want to go to the beach and start hunting for sea glass. Maybe get my dremel tool out and start playing around.

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      This lens is very interesting! I appreciate you sharing the instructions for making sea glass pendants! Neat idea!

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      June Nash 4 years ago

      I never collected sea glass. It is very pretty though. I think I will keep my eyes open for some next time I'm at the beach.

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      tslizzy 5 years ago

      I have a collection of the see glass but have never imagine they make such beautiful accessories.

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      We used to find a lot of this on the shingle beach at Hastings, when I was a child. These days, it could be rarer as some people are more careful with their litter.

      Great lens!

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Sea glass as accessories, good idea.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens. Beautiful pictures. My wife and I have been collecting sea glass for about 10 years. We have at least 12 quart glass jars displaying our glass. We have found red and orange to be the rarest as well. Cobalt is always fun to find. We have collected in Maui, Sidney By The Sea, B.C., Algarve, Portugal, Newfoundland and here in Ontario. We are heading to Prince Edward Island today and we will look for sea glass along the Bay of Fundy. Check out www.relishinc.com. We have gotten some beautiful sea glass jewelry from them.

      I plan on using your lens as my sea glass bible. ;)

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      Gsusie 5 years ago

      Well Done, love this lens

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi! That was quite a wonderful surprise. :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @happynutritionist: Thanks for your lovely comments and your blessing. I am so happy you found my lens useful. Best wishes in your sea glass creations.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting and submitting my lens for the quest. Have a great day.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @miauw99: Thanks for your kind comments.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @flycatcherrr: The pottery pieces are my favorite too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was here in February to bless, so returning to congratulate you on front page honors!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Wow this is excellent! I am very familiar with sea glass living near the Jersey shore and loving the coastlines of New England as we do, and have done my share of gathering it and putting it into small glass jars to admire. I still like looking for it along with shells, but the creative ideas here have given it a whole new twist for me...thank you! Love this, blessed:-)

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Ditto to tabbygun's comment! I have found pieces of such glass quite often amongst british pebbles, but it had never occurred to me to collect it and treasure it. I shall look at it differently from now on and I can see a few people receiving glass jewellery in the future!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I can't resist sea glass, but I especially like the pieces of old pottery you found sometimes at the high tide line.

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      JessyGene 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I'm going to look for some glass this summer

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      dawnrepurposes 5 years ago

      I love Sea Glass! Your lens is beautifully written and I learned something! I think I am going to give making a few jewelry pieces a shot. I live on the beach but we don't get much sea glass here, the few pieces I have found will get put to good use now!

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Before this I used to keep sea-shell, never thought there's a more beautiful thing called-Sea glass! Enjoyed reading your lens, submitting this for the Quest :]

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      miauw99 5 years ago

      so beautiful glass, never think about this before. You have a great lens by the way...

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      terisham 5 years ago

      Your lens brought me back to a favorite childhood memory and past time. I used to collect sea glass (or lake glass in my case) off the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio as a child. I loved combing my beach looking for the different colors. Thank you!

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      tabster2 5 years ago

      I can't wait to get to a beach, I'd love to beachcomb for some of this, it's beautiful :)

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      I just read another lens on the same topic!

      Anyhow, I am so going to 'go see glass hunt' during my next trip to Swakopmund, Namibia's beautiful coastal town!

      Beautiful lens, love the jewelry. Green, blue and turquoise are my favorite colors anyway.

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Wow! pictures of sea glass are amazing.

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      bwet 5 years ago

      how interesting... never knew that such a thing exist! thumbs up for this lens!

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      great lens now days they have a term for everything.. sea glass sounds so much better then trash

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      EnjoyLens 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! thumbs up!

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      TheNance 5 years ago

      Wow! What a fantastic lens! I thoroughly enjoyed reading and am inspired to go on a hunt for sea glass as well as try my hand at making some jewelry. I'll be checking back often on this lens. Thank you for this great information.

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      AndrewBiron 5 years ago

      Great lense! I enjoyed it very much!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      I'm a sea glass hunter when I can get to the beach. I also hunt for shells. It is a lot of fun looking for these treasures. Blessed.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Interesting article. Thanks for posting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, but only a small collector. If I incidentaly find it. :) Very nice lens.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      I like how you've covered many different aspects of sea glass, all very interesting! Love your chart of sea glass, I will have to check mine out! We have a friend who has been collecting sea glass for years, maybe she has some rare pieces. Great article, beautiful pictures and great resources. It is all very interesting! Thanks! B: )

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      Jo11 5 years ago

      First time I've ever liked a lens after viewing only a small portion - fascinating, well structured and informative read! I now want to find sea glass ...

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens and great idea for jewelry making with clear instructions! I know a place near my house where I often find loads of them- I've always thought them beautiful and have done some creative projects with them with my kids, but I really had no idea just how precious they are!!! Hmmm... I know where I'm heading later!!!

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      I am an avid collector of sea glass. I also enjoy collecting the bottles sea glass comes from. GREAT LENS!

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      Rusty Quill 5 years ago

      Very well done, and an excellent idea for a lens! It is interesting to see the rarity of sea glass types.

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      Great lens.I love sea glass.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      We always have collected bits of sea glass...my earliest seaside memories are of My Mum showing me on the beaches of Wales...I love the idea of using a nice piece as a pendant..

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. I live in Fort Bragg, CA where we have Glass Beach which has sea glass. It is a favorite of tourists. I love sea glass and have many pieces. I have never tried to make my own jewelry so I love that you have that in your lens. I will be trying it. Blessings for this wonderful lens. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      We don't get much of it up here since everyone recycles. I really appreciate your instructional sections on how to make jewelry. Very interesting and informative!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      I love sea glass! My son had a pottery class when he was little where the teacher had them press sea glass into clay to make a plate -- so pretty! *blessed*

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago

      Wow! What an exciting lens! I had never even heard of sea glass until I found your lens. Great job! :)

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      stargoldteam12 5 years ago

      nice lens.

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 5 years ago from United States

      Wonderful lens and great pics. I, too, have made some jewelry using genuine sea glass. I am lucky enough to have a friend who can find sea glass like some people find 4 leaf clovers!

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens. I can't wait until I am able to start beachcombing again.

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      nickupton lm 5 years ago

      Very interesting. Next time I am on the coast I will be looking out for sea glass.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The first time I heard about sea glass was on an episode of Hannah Montana, I forgot to search up what it was but you just reminded me of it! This was extremely informative and now that I know what sea glass is, it really is quite beautiful. Thanks for giving me a great arts and crafts idea!!!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      Fascinating! I've never thought of collecting sea glass before. I live beside a beach, a pebbled beach and have been known to throw away the pieces of glass I find when looking for unusual stones. :)

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      stephenes 5 years ago

      Really informative.

      Liked the page :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Very informative lens - I have a sea glass necklace made by a friend and I love wearing it-nicely done with the photos ~Blessed~

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      Monica Lobenstein 5 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Thanks for the lens! A friend gave me a good- sized container of sea glass she had picked up on Lake Superior's south site. I wasn't sure what to do with it but now I have some good ideas.

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      I like the dull finish on some of them. Looks so different from other jewelries I'm accustomed to.

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      Your lens is so informative.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Interesting information and nice step-by-step instructions for wire wrapping and drilling.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Absolutely stunning jewelry that is made from the sea! This makes it even more special.

      Angel Blessings**

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Oh my, but I sure do appreciate the art of sea glass ... and converting it into wearable art jewelry! So organic.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Yes, I love to collect sea glass! I usually keep it clear glass bowls and then seat a candle in the center. Thanks for the lovely lens!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Great article! Love the tutorial for wire wrapping a piece of sea glass to make a pendant!

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      Vicki 5 years ago from USA

      Wow! I think you covered every aspect of sea glass! This lens was beautifully designed, is interesting AND informative!! Love the instructions for making jewelry from sea glass; thank you for sharing! Your lens was just nominated for LOTD! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Creative article to say the least, enjoyed viewing and reading this. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      SeaglassReinvented 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for posting! This lens is very informative. I make sea glass jewelry and definitely appreciate the beauty of sea glass.

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      poissonenciel 5 years ago

      Thank you. I remember sea glass from my childhood. I love it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love sea glass, found some lovely ones on the coast in northern California.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      I love this lens. I learned a lot here. Thanks!!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Not a sea glass collector but definitely a big admirer. Beautiful lens, very enjoyable! :)

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I will be one after reading this lens, I have never though to pickup and collect the beautiful sea glass whenever I saw them lying on the beach.

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Exquisite Lens! On my Bookmarks bar for future visits! Just over the top great and so thorough. Blessed!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @anonymous: Thanks so much! I would love to see your jewelry. I make jewelry too, one of my numerous hobbies. Which I am trying to learn. I wrote this lens to get myself geared up for drilling the holes in some of my beach glass. I have made beautiful mosaic stepping stones to my pond with some of my larger pieces of glass. It was easy.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @delia-delia: Thanks. That is the beautiful part is getting to go to such fabulous places like Hawaii. :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @iWriteaLot: That would be very interesting. All those years of a single piece of glass rolling around the sea. Of course I have never found any of these extremely rare pieces. But I am not a quitter and will keep on trying. The searching is actually pretty fun.

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      This is a great lens. I've seen some people selling Sea Glass on Fiverr and I wondered what was so great about it. I find the idea that that little bitty piece of glass was once part of a goblet or bottle intriguing. Who held that bottle? Would be cool to take some sea glass to a psychic and see if they could get a reading from it. Yeah. I know. I'm weird LOL

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Nicely done and informative lens! It's hard to find Sea Glass on the beaches anymore...the most I ever collected was in the mid 70's on a Hawaiian Beach and never knew what it was..I did not find one piece in Puerto Rico.

      ~d-artist Sguid Angel Blessing~.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love going to collect sea glass. I make my own jewelry and the glass makes lovely pieces. This is very nice, and informative. Glad you made this lens. :)

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I have never encountered sea glass because I do not frequent the beach or seashore. What lovely treasures these are, gently shaped by the ocean. Blessed y a Squid Angel.

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      GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

      I have always been fascinated by beach glass and loved reading everything here. Your instructions for wire wrapping are a delightful find - thank you for having them all right here on your page so I didn't have to click off to somewhere else. I'm going to have to try making some jewelry now!

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      laef 5 years ago

      What inspires me, is your beautiful lens about these wonderful gems (I prefer to call them mermaids tears), when the nature brings our trash back to us as an amazing gift. thanks..thumbs up!