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your Odyssey Sea Glass News, Issue #045 NEW Jewelry Artist!
November 09, 2010
Hi,

Lin_and_David

Exciting New Sea Glass Jewelry!

Here is Lin to tell us about it.

Lin: David and I had been thinking about the possibility of showcasing several of the best sea glass artists in the upcoming months in different categories - crafts, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, etc.

Now (horns and fanfare, please), we've got it started!

Signe X-clusive Sea Glass Jewelry only at Odyssey Sea Glass

This month we'd like to introduce you to Signe, one of the very talented up-and-coming sea glass jewelers that have appeared on the seaglass scene recently. How did we decide to feature Signe?

Rare Black Sea Glass Pendant ScotlandWell, I was on one of the forums and happened to run across a few pictures of Signe's jewelry. I kept going back to her pictures... and back ...and back. Her jewelry was so tastefully designed and crafted and so unique.

I was really  impressed.

Since I'm not able to do the quantity of jewelry I have wanted to do because of health, I thought, hmmmm…… and the wheels started turning.

Peach Pink Sea Glass PendantThat in a nutshell is where the idea of featuring some really "hot" sea glass artists really gelled.

Now, not only will we be able to provide a larger variety of truly fine jewelry to you folks, but it also gives us a chance to promote those who really deserve it!

Interview with Signe of Signeture X-clusive Jewelry

Lin: Where are you from and what is your background?

Sea Glass Bevel Earrings Beveled Ear RingsSigne: I live in Michigan near the Great Lake Erie. I was a Dental Tech. ( made teeth ) for 36 years and in 2008 lost my job due to the flailing economy in Michigan.

I started making jewelry in 2004, anticipating what could happen, and knowing I didn't want to stay in the dental business.

It was definitely the time for a career change.

Lin: What was the result of that decision?

Light Blue California Sea Glass PendantSigne: What can I say - now for the first time in my life, I have a job that I love and am passionate about!

I had never experienced the joy that creating has brought me in any other job I have had!!

Lin: How'd you get the idea to combine sea glass with your contemporay silver jewelry?
Signe: I took a traditional wire wrapping class and a bezel setting class a few years ago. I took what I learned and ran with it.

Rare Black Sea Glass Pendant ScotlandI found that I had an eye for contemporary design and was experimenting with different ideas, which brings me to how I got started making Sea Glass/Beach Glass jewelry.

First, I have friends who live on Lake Erie who were into collecting beach glass. I would look at their collections and some pieces would just speak to me.

I could actually see silver around them in my head. I really didn't care if the glass was flawed or undone, I just knew I could make them into a cool piece of jewelry.

I might add that, at that time, I had NO idea about how vast the sea glass community is.

Lin: Yes, it sure has grown!

What can you tell us about your recent experience, work, or plans?

Rare Black Sea Glass Pendant ScotlandSigne: In the last couple of years I have learned so much about sea glass. The history, the colors, the shapes are all so fascinating to me!

Now I use hand-collected genuine jewelry quality glass from all over the world in all my one-of-a-kind designs.

As far as plans for the future go, I would absolutely love to be able to design and make sea glass jewelry every day, and it looks like maybe, just maybe, it's going to work out that way!

Lin: Thanks so much, Signe.

David and I love your jewelry and are so excited about being able to share it with our friends in the Odyssey Sea Glass community.

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Here is a little reminder to check out the upload features on the fun page, where you can contribute your comments, questions, and photos on what you find at the beach or just about anything to do with beach glass.

We invite any of you to share a short story of your beach impressions (funny, sad, or exciting) and get a link to the website or blog of your choice.

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David (editor)
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Here's the latest from the Odyssey Sea Glass pages:



Nov 9, 2010, Orange sea glass with a pattern in it?

I have a large piece of orange sea glass with a pattern in it. I can't seem to find any information on the web about sea glass with a pattern or words

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Nov 7, 2010, My son's red sea glass marble

I was at a northern California beach with my family collecting sea glass on an all day trip. We were getting ready to turn back around and head back

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Nov 7, 2010, Crescent Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Maine - Sea Glass Beach Report

View Larger Map Goo

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Nov 6, 2010, What happened to the Sea Glass??

I live in Santa Cruz and love to find those wonderful pieces of beautiful polished tumbled glass. In the past month I have had no luck..at any of the

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Nov 6, 2010, Dark Green Sea Glass - about how old would this be

I found this chunk about a week ago,it seems a very dark green would it be old

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Nov 5, 2010, Sea Glass Necklace, Beach Glass Necklaces, Seaglass Necklaces

Sea Glass Necklace - Beach Glass Necklaces, Seaglass Necklace, Pendant, and Earrings Sets by Lin using sterling silver gold-filled copper, or brass wire to wrap unique and original jewelry creations for you.

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Nov 4, 2010, Sandy Point State Park (MD)

I went there last week to look for sea glass and actually found almost 80 pieces. The majority are the typical colors (white, brown and green), but we

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Nov 4, 2010, Zmudowski State Beach Park (Monterey County)

Poor I've explored the northern end of this beach near the Pajaro River mouth twice in the last month and have found not a single jewelry grade piece.

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Nov 4, 2010, New Brighton State Beach (Santa Cruz County)

Poor Took a quick walk here last week and didn't see anything. Might be worth exploring more - there is an area called 'China Beach' where there was previously

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Nov 4, 2010, Sunset State Beach (Santa Cruz County)

Poor I've walked the full length of this beach twice in the last month at low tide and did not find a single jewelry grade piece. Usually about one piece

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Nov 4, 2010, Palm Beach State Park (Santa Cruz County)

Poor I've been walking the beach here to the Pajaro River mouth almost daily for the last month and have found not a single jewelry grade piece. Usually

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Nov 3, 2010, What time of year to find sea glass

I am in Monterey and love sea glass. is it the right time of year to look for i

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Nov 2, 2010, Bluefields Beach, Westmoreland, Jamaica

Bluefields Beach, Westmoreland, Jamaica for Sea Glass I only got 4 pieces because I didn't have a lot of

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Nov 1, 2010, Genuine Sea Glass

How do you know what is genuine sea glass and what isn't? The very important information on this page and detailed on Odyssey Sea Glass pages can help you identify authentic, real sea glass and avoid purchasing imitation sea glass jewelry or a collector's piece that is not authentic sea glass.

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Oct 30, 2010, pink shard with markings

any idea what this was originally part o

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Oct 30, 2010, Digital Photo Contests - Online Photo Contests

Digital Photo Contests - Online Photo Contests - Sea Glass Photo Contest. Beginning the month of November, we will have a Photo of the Month Contest.The winning photo and name of photographer for the first of our digital photo contests for best sea glass photo will be posted on the home page and other pages during the following month.

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Oct 29, 2010, In many parts of the UK sea glass is unknown

In many parts of the U.K. secrecy does,nt come into it nobody knows what your doing anyway, in short, sea glass has,nt yet become collectable here in britain

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Oct 29, 2010, Why some places have sea glass and others don't?

I have been looking for sea glass for about a year now,and the thing that puzzles me is how is it that one beach will produce some nice pieces,but the

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Oct 27, 2010, Small Figurine - Need Help To Identify Sea Glass

Hello, I found this small orange/red figurine on a beach in Atlantic City NJ while searching for sea glass. It is about 2 inches tall and looks like

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Oct 27, 2010, Pinel Island, St. Maarten - Sea Glass Report

View Larger Map St. Maarten - Caribbean Sea Glass Rated: Good This little island has lots of treasures to find on the far side of the island. 5-10

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Oct 25, 2010, 10/8/10 Olympic Peninsula

Top left is 1 red and gray - bottom left is pink, light and dark lavender, baby blue and milk glass. ------------------------- See also in Sequim area:

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Oct 23, 2010, Pure Sea Glass - by Richard LaMotte

OdysseySeaGlass's - Essential Sea Glass Library Pure Sea Glass  by Richard LaMotte About the AuthorPure Sea Glass author Richard

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Oct 23, 2010, Ontario Sea Glass Festival

View Larger Map When: August 5, 2011 at 6 p.m. to August 6, 2011 7 p.m. Where: City Park, King St West, Kingston This will be the first ever Sea Glass

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Oct 23, 2010, White Sands, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Because the bodywhomping is awesome

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Annual Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

This will be the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival At the Historical Complex, Lewes, Delaware Sponsored by the Lewes Historical

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International Beachcombing Conference

and Sea Glass and Beach Arts Bazaar When: November 12-14, 2010 Where: U of DE Virden Center, Lewes, Delaware Top Beachcomb and Sea Glass Authors and

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HERE'S SOME OLDER HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Jan 24, 2010, Nice Big Cowrie Shell at Punta Velero, Peru

I just had to post this photo of the cowrie shell I found at the point near where we live in Los Organos, Peru. The locals say this size is very hard

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Jan 23, 2010, Sea Glass and Shells Pta Velero Peru

Sea glass and shells Pta Velero Peru We were excited to find some sea glass where we didn't really expect to (not a large population here).

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Jan 22, 2010, Cobalt Fishing Float with Brass Piece?

We recently brought home a cobalt float that has an ornate brass piece attached and we have not been able to find any info on it. Can you help? Thank

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Jan 18, 2010, Italy pumice, sea glass frosting?

I live on the Aeolian Islands in Italy, volcanic islands; pumice and obsidian is the local stone, do you think the pumice could accelerate the

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Jan 18, 2010, Looking for sea glass in all weathers

Hi I look for sea glass in all kinds of weather! See

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Jan 15, 2010, RECOLLECTIONS...Here's one of my collections: sea glass

RECOLLECT Collections seem to be getting a lot of attention in this new year. It's all made me look around at my own

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Jan 15, 2010, Sea Glass Festival Jan 14th, 2010

Long Marine Lab equipment The Seymour Center at Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab was the home of the 2009 Santa Cruz Sea

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Jan 14, 2010, Hanging Beach Glass Mobile

Love to design with different colors, this is my first and favorite... although not yet completely finished in this photo You really need to drill

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Jan 12, 2010, Sea Glass Mobile

Made with driftwood,collected beach glass,tumbled glass, and stained glass.

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Jan 12, 2010, I'm new at this, but...

Hi, I'm Murrah, an artist and packrat who recently got interested in sea-glass. I've been making fun primitive and fine jewelry with the stuff, and I

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Jan 8, 2010, Beach Glass Picture Frame

Turn that jar of beach glass into a conversation piece. Leave a comment here if you are interested cevanoff's photostream

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Jan 6, 2010, Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, Ca.

You left out a great glass beach by the name of Glass Beach in California. I visited there and took some photos in 2008. Loved it and I'm ready to go

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Jan 3, 2010, Satellite Beach Sea Glass, Florida?

I have heard that Satellite Beach Florida is a good place to find sea glass. Has anyone been there. Where in Satellite Beach do I look.

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Dec 31, 2009, Beach Glass - Day before New Years eve 2009

Got to Deception Pass West Beach about 4 hours before low tide. Found 2 dozen green, clear and white sea glass within 1 hour, plus two pottery shards.

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Dec 31, 2009, More bay area sea glass 12/30/2009

Just found brown stopper

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Dec 29, 2009, Anybody Know Where Black Seaglass Comes From?

I've really been wondering where black pieces come from. I only have one piece so I was surprised when I found it. There aren't many black beer

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Dec 28, 2009, Large Sea Foam Green Sea Glass

Hi, I'm 10 and I started collecting Sea Glass 1 year ago. My family became very interested and began searching at Hammonassett State Beach (VERY

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Dec 25, 2009, Sargent Beach, Texas, Cobalt Blue Beach Glass

Photo by artist: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/ / CC BY

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Dec 25, 2009, Maui Dump Fresh Sea Glass Hookipa Maui

Habitat and old dump glass remains at Hookipa, Maui. October 17, 2006. Other photos show good possibilities of future sea glass near this site on

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Dec 25, 2009, Interesting Shape of Pale Blue Beach Glass

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alisonpavlos/ / CC BY

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Dec 25, 2009, Sea Glass Window Scottish Fisherman's Museum

I came across this beautiful stained glass' sea glass window while browsing the internet. What a beauty! The author of the page says, These aren't

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Dec 22, 2009, The Day I Found My Other Piece of Orange Beach Glass

I have already submitted a story about how I found my first orange piece of sea glass. I found my second in a weird way. I was in Florida, at a

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Dec 18, 2009, Antigonish Canada Beach Glass

Mahoney's Beach, north of Antigonish Country: Canada State/Prov: NS Name of Beach and Comments: Pretty much any part of the beach along Antigonish

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Dec 18, 2009, Successful Web Site Business? Yes!

Do you wonder if you could have a top internet site in less than a year? Lin and I found that is isn't that hard and we now have regular money coming in from Google ads and other sources on Odyssey Sea Glass. There is an offer for two websites for the price of one at an amazing price of only $299.00!

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Dec 16, 2009, 2010 NASGA Sea Glass Festival Date

North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA)Sea Glass Festival Sat & Sun, Oct 9th & 10th, 2010 Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center Hyannis, MA

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Dec 15, 2009, St. Petersburg, Plum Island sea glass?

Name of Beach and Comments: have lived in st.petersburg fl for 12 years and am an avid beachcomber and have never found any sea glass on St.Pete

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Dec 14, 2009, Update on our move to the beach, Peru

Hi all. We have been so busy that I haven't gotten a newsletter out in a couple of weeks,and probably won't get to it for another few days.

However, Lin and I are enjoying our stay with friends while looking for a house to rent here in Los Organos, Peru.

The beach is beautiful, although we haven't found much as far as beach glass.

For you surfers, the waves are going off today with a new north swell, waves about 6 feet here and much bigger at Cabo Blanco, about 25 minutes from here.

More later, David and Lin Schneider


Dec 14, 2009, Update on our move to the beach, Peru

Hi all. We have been so busy that I haven't gotten a newsletter out in a couple of weeks,and probably won't get to it for another few days.

However, Lin and I are enjoying our stay with friends while looking for a house to rent here in Los Organos, Peru.

The beach is beautiful, although we haven't found much as far as beach glass.

For you surfers, the waves are going off today with a new north swell, waves about 6 feet here and much bigger at Cabo Blanco, about 25 minutes from here.

More later, David and Lin Schneider


Dec 13, 2009, The Day I Found My Orange Piece of Beach Glass

I was in Florida when I found my orange piece. It was late in the day and hot. I had already found a good amount of good quality pieces and I was

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Dec 8, 2009, Peru Beach Glass

December 1st, 2009: We arrived in Lima, Peru, and took an afternoon to check out the beach glass at a few beaches. Right off the bluffs there are

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Dec 5, 2009, Sea Glass Tree

I start this tree with a piece of lucite shaped like a Christmas tree, then I use clear, flat sea glass to create a flat glass back.I also overlap

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Dec 5, 2009, Sea Glass Tree

I used a glass plate and glued the glass on with

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Dec 5, 2009, Fritography with Michael Dupille

How to achieve photo realism by painting with frit Use frits and powders to develop images that are tight and highly detailed or loose and

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Dec 5, 2009, Dark Purple Beach Glass

I have some really dark purple pieces, so dark you can only see the color by holding it up to the sun and even then can only see the color on the very

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Nov 30, 2009, Looking for Seaglass Man...

My mother met a man at the Seaglass Festival in PEI this summer/fall who was selling seaglass by the pound. She has since lost his business card and

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Nov 26, 2009, Ken shier

Bay Area sea glass

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Nov 21, 2009, Rocky Neck, Gloucester, Massachusetts - Beach Glass

Only collected for 20 minutes this morning. Found many pieces with questionable appeal, and a few that I liked. Apologies for the paper towel; they're

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Nov 21, 2009, WOW WOW WOW

I live along the shores of Lake Erie in NW Ohio. These pictures are thrilling! My husband and I are planning to hunt sea/beach glass this next year

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May 22, 2009, Scarborough, Tobago Beach Glass

Trinidad & Tobago To get to the beach where we found glass, exit the ferry and turn left onto Milford Road (5 blocks away): Rockly Bay Beach

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May 22, 2009, My Sea Glass Window

Here is a picture of my seaglass window that I thought you might enjoy. Some of the pieces are worn more then others. The light shines through it. I

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May 20, 2009, Sea Glass Beads

Sea Glass Beads - Making them. Buying them. Differences between genuine beach glass beads and imitations

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May 20, 2009, Sea Glass in Barcelona

Sea Glass in Barcelona?

by: Anonymous

I will be visiting Barcelona for a few days in February. I would dearly love to find some sea glass while there.

Can you advise me where the best beach is for finding it in Barcelona?

Many thanks.

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May 20, 2009, Sea Glass Driveway Project

Some friends, Dave and Mandy, have been collecting sea glass plus shards from colored bottles for years. They have incorporated them into their

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May 19, 2009, What Is The Best Wire To Use For Jewelry and Where Can I Get It?

Copper, Sterling Silver, and Gold-filled Wire I just collected sea glass from Builders Bay in Bermuda. I want to make jewelry and wonder

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