My husband and I took our nine year old granddaughter on a trip to Bermuda for some R & R and a little sea glass hunting. While snorkeling she found this perfect aqua bottle stopper! Wow! It was very exciting for all of us. She also found a sea glass button, a shark’s tooth, a fish jaw, and lots of other treasures. Good eyes! We hope to put it in a small shadow box frame for her if we can wrestle it away. Great time.
Now that our winter shows in Florida are almost over we’re thinking about summer and more sea glass jewelry making. These are some pieces that we will be drilling when we return to Rhode Island! We think they will make beautiful sea glass jewelry and might someday grace the pages of this website! Enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you sea glass lovers out there. You certainly are a passionate bunch! Who needs flowers or candy when you can have beautiful sea glass gems to gaze upon? Not you. These gorgeous gems are from a friend’s collection and we just couldn’t resist shaping them this way to wish you a very loving Valentine’s Day!
Our most recent sea glass hunt was on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Kauai, our very favorite! Although technically we were “on vacation” we couldn’t help but ask the locals where we might find sea glass. Here it was a pretty rough and tumble experience as we had to stand in the very rough water and scoop up the sand, dump it on a rock and sort through to find our treasures. Here are some of our finds.
Our most recent sea glass hunting adventure was in Northern California at the famous Glass Beach in Fort Bragg. Mendocino County has to be one of the most beautiful areas of this country! It was a fabulous trip with great sea glass friends and wonderful sea glass finds. Finding sea glass here requires taking a water route, either kayaking in or walking at very low tide and it is not for the faint of heart. It is also very controversial as some believe the sea glass should be protected as an endangered species.
Even when we cruise we comb each island for treasures. On a two-week Caribbean cruise we stopped in Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, St. Martin, San Juan, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.We managed to find sea glass in every port but it was a real challenge and we did not find much. We also collected lots of great driftwood in Cozumel and were accused of “bringing trash on the ship.”
Results of a week’s worth of work “at the beach,” in beautiful Bermuda…four to five hours a day.One sweet lady who lives in the beach neighborhood gave us her stash and an elderly man who presides over another beach let us put our handprints in his “sea glass wall,” after we offered him some sea glass jewelry for his wife. It’s all about the journey, isn’t it?
Just about everyone I meet has a sea glass story to share. No matter where I go when the topic comes up (as it invariably does), the response is similar. “Oh, I used to have a whole box of sea glass but I don’t know where it is.” Or, “I love sea glass and use to collect it when I was a kid.” “My mother had a great collection, I wonder where it is?”
I’ve met people who’ve been eager to share the location of their sea glass hunting grounds and others who are very circumspect about their expeditions. (And it’s not polite to ask!) I’ve had very kind people offer to let me sort through their entire sea glass collection simply because they’d love it if I could make something beautiful from their found treasures.
Some collectors organize their glass by color and keep it in drawers; others sort it obsessively by shape and size, but most simply display their finds in a glass jar or bowl and can’t wait to show it to me! Maybe the excitement comes from the discovery and sharing of something that began as plain & ordinary and as a result of time and conditioning has evolved into a thing of wonder and beauty. It’s really so simple!