While every piece of beach glass is special, something magical happens when you find a piece that glows. Mixed in with all the regular pieces of sea glass we find on beaches around the world, there are sometimes pieces that were made with fluorescent materials. If you shine a black light on them, they will … Continue reading The magic of glowing sea glass
The latest sea pottery mystery I came up against was identifying a small shard of sea pottery with just a portion of the maker's mark on it. With only a bit of content to work from, my Google searches turned up nothing. So, I asked on Instagram and Sea Glass Nation set me on the … Continue reading Searching for a sea pottery shard’s origins
While some purple sea glass started out as intentionally purple pieces, many pieces of purple or amethyst sea glass were originally clear glass. They changed color over time in a process called solarization, due to the chemical composition of the glass. All glass is made of silica, but sometimes there are impurities in the sand, … Continue reading Where does purple sea glass come from?
You never know what you might end up learning when you pick up a piece of sea glass or sea pottery on the beach. The other day, a couple of people (@traces.of.time and @ashes_of_beauty) posted pictures of the pottery they find along the beach in Monterey and a few other people (including me) said that … Continue reading A little bit of local history
Following is a list of annual Sea Glass Festivals. Know of some others? Be sure to let us know what we should add either in the comments on on the Contact page. Be sure to check the web pages of the festivals as the dates and locations are subject to change every year. Cayucos Sea … Continue reading Sea Glass and Beach Glass Festivals
"A to Sea: A California Sea Glass Alphabet" teaches the alphabet with art created from sea glass
What's the difference between beach glass and sea glass? It's really pretty simple! Just to make it as clear as possible, I created a Venn diagram with sea glass. First, there's the giant set of all glass. Inside that is all the glass that has somehow made it to a body of water and gotten … Continue reading Sea Glass or Beach Glass?
Thanks to all the #seaglass artists around the world who have added to the map! Make a missing state or country with sea glass, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #glassmapchallenge and I'll add it to the map. The latest version is always on this page!