Friday, February 4, 2011

Sea Glass

In early November I was in Freeport Maine at a store called Abacus.  It's a lovely store with a variety of unique home decorating and personal items.  There is an online site if you'd like to check it out. 
There was a beach display section with two items about beach glass that caught my eye.  First was a set of cards to use in identifying sea glass by color, rarity and type.

Sea Glass


And then there was this beautiful book, written by Richard LaMotte, about sea glass.

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I've spent a lot of time at the beach over the years and never paid much attention to sea glass.  Yes, on occasion I've picked up a piece of sea glass.  I usually just threw it back on the beach.  I wasn't impressed.

There was something about the book and identification deck that changed all that.  Maybe I didn't realize just how many colors of sea glass there are.  Maybe I didn't realize sea glass is "vanishing".  I certainly didn't realize that sea glass is being made into beautiful jewelry.

Sea Glass Jewelry


Well, I am now more observant when I walk the local beaches.  As a result of just paying attention to where I'm walking I have found many pieces of sea glass. 


Finding Sea Glass at the Shore


This an example of just one day's bounty.  It helps that this was a day after the blizzard in December.  The storm had really churned up the ocean.

One Day Sea glass Collection

And here's a look at what I have collected in the past eight weeks or so.

Sea Glass Collection

Now when I'm walking along the beach I'm also hunting for treasure.   I hope you'll do the same.  The sea glass identification deck and book would make a lovely gift for the beach lover in your life.

Please click this link for the sea glass book.
You can click this link for the sea glass identification deck at Abacus. 
Living life by the shore...
Donna 

2 comments:

  1. Ah Ha...you are now probably walking the shore with your head down more than up..aren't you? :) Goes with the territory once you've discovered sea glass is a bonafied treasure for all mermaid's on land or sea. Enjoy and happy hunting.

    Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
    Deborah Leon
    www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com

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  2. Yes, Deborah, looking down is a hazard of the new hobby. I checked out your site and blog and both are lovely. I'll be back to see more. Thanks for visiting!

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