Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I wonder just how many things one woman can collect? I love to collect sea shells, great recipes, miniature chairs, baskets, flowers, dishes, and on, and on....

There are so many beautiful things in the world and it brings me great joy to surround myself with just a touch of that beauty - so I collect.

Sea Glass Lobster by Debara Hafemann - pictured right

Recently, my friend Patti and I have started to collect sea glass. It's such fun to have a partner in crime! When we are on vacation together we hit the beach early in the morning to find the beautiful treasures that the ocean has given forth overnight.

I think that we are drawn to sea glass because the ocean tumbles the glass to a soft finish and the colors are just so wonderful.

Patti just sent me this picture of a Fort Bragg, CA beach that she visited this weekend. Can you believe all the tiny sea glass? Wish I was there!

Picture of yours truly in my usual stance if there is a beach around.

Red is the rarest color for sea glass.

I am just a beginner in the sea glass world. I recently discovered this video on the best sea glass shapes for jewelry.

Sea glass sizes and shapes lend itself beautifully to jewelry making.

Sea Horse Necklace by Sevtlana Rasuleva from

Sea glass bracelet by
Sue Gray.

Optic Sea Glass table lamp by Crate & Barrel.

Aren't these AMAZING!!!
Glass Float Junkie on Etsy.com
I love the colors and the way that the glass sparkles. These are another marvelous thing that washes up on the shore - GLASS FLOATS!
NO!!! Not another beautiful thing to collect. :)

Deauville Sea Glass Lamp by Jamie Young.

This glass lamp has the soft worn finish of the real thing.

What to do with all of those pieces of glass???
Here is an idea. You could try making this yourself or...again...visit Etsy.com for this "Light My Way" Hurricane Candle Holder.

How sweet are these? Reproduced in just the right colors and soft finish to imitate sea glass.
Available from Charmed Favors.

1 comment:

  1. Sandy,
    My mother has been collecting sea glass or as she calls it "beach glass" for quite sometime. She did a few table tops for her porch and outdoor patio and just recently started making jewelry. I will send you some of her pics for your enojyment. Have Fun!
    Lisa Amiri


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