♪...Can't get you off my mind...♪
Yes, Lin reminds me that our last Newsletter was posted over a month ago. We were at home in Los Organos, northern Peru. Now, we're in Sequim, Washington, USA. We have been so busy (I'm sure you know how that goes) and finally I'm getting down to buziness.
In this newsletter, we have:
August Sea Glass Photo Contest The month of August is a good month for finding sea glass since many of you are on vacation and walking the beaches in various parts of the world. But a lot of you took a few moments to vote on the 13 photos submitted for the August contest.
With 32 votes, the winner was "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," by by Raymunda Fox (Seaside, California).
The runner-up with 13 votes was "Danbo - I love Cape Cod," by Kerry Starzyk (San Diego, California).
Those two photos received the most votes... but all of the 13 photos were special. Photos came from all over - beaches such as Okinawa, Japan; the Big Island of Hawaii; England; and both East and West Coasts of the USA and Canada.
If you haven't seen them, take a moment to review all of them:
The Sea Giveth
Multis and Bubbles
Summer Seaglass Stack
Not where it should be, but as if it were...
Shades of Pale
Glass on the Beach
Godzilla Glass and Shell
BIG Island Sea Glass
Okinawa Sea Glass
Note- the photos on the contest page are ordered according to latest comments, not by month. To see the photos for a certain month easily, use the Search box in the right column on Odyssey's home page or other page. For example, entering "August 2011" will bring up all the month's photos.
Also, you can go back and add a vote for a photo of any month as "sea glass photo of the year" to be compiled when? ...the end of the year :-)
NOW - it's time to get your photos in for September 2011 digital photo contest. Don't wait too long - the earlier you get your sea glass photo in, the more chance of picking up votes!
Reminder - The photo contest is for unmounted sea glass; that is, not made into jewelry or crafts (your arts and crafts sea glass photos can be uploaded at Sea Glass Art and Crafting.
A big thank you to all who participated this month! The photos were all beautiful.
To get a rundown on the latest from Odyssey Sea Glass and the sea glass community, subscribe to our Free Sea Glass Newsletter.
A Trip to North Beach, Port Townsend, WA Lin and I are currently living in Sequim, Washington, where we will be for a number of months before returning to our main stomping grounds in Northern Peru.
Now that we are here on the Olympic Peninsula, we are close to several good sea glass beaches. So, last week we took a drive to Port Townsend's North Beach. Here are some photos of what we found.
North Beach Sea Glass from August 2011
Due to her health problems, Lin stayed near the parking area, but I trucked on down the beach a ways to see what I could turn up. We ended up with a beautiful collection of small pieces of sea glass.
North Beach Sea Glass Detail from August 2011
North Beach is great fun with a lot of glass; unfortunately, bigger pieces are scarce. There is a chance of making some real finds, though. For example, a friend of ours, Robin, was hunting beach glass there awhile back. Her hubby, Willie (not a big enthusiast, just a really nice guy), strolled down to the beach, picked up a tiny yellow perfume bottle stopper, and said, "Now, can we go home?" Sick, eh?
Reminders Don't forget this: When you have found an interesting page on OdysseySeaGlass, SHARE the page by clicking "Like" and "Tweet" at the top or bottom of the page. That's the best way to immediately share with friends, family and followers!
Remember 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 story or article of 300 words or more about your beach impressions (funny, sad, or exciting) and get a link to the website or blog of your choice.
Sea Glass Business? Get your free, full page listing in our sea glass directory: http://www.OdysseySeaGlass.com/sea-glass-directory.html
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For those of you who have just recently signed up, this portion is especially for you.
If you are a new subscriber, you will enjoy the story and photos at the Glass Beach Special. If that link doesn't work in your email, copy and past this into your browser:
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Thursday, September 01, 2011 9:00 PM
by Julie - Sydney, Australia I am an artist that has been collecting
sea glass for some time. Last year I began studying leadlight making and
submitted by Shanna Estep, Kailua, Hawaii I found this piece of sea
glass off the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. I am curious as to what
by Kerry Starzyk - San Diego, California I took this photo at East
Falmouth, Massachusetts in Cape Cod. This photo was taken around noon.
Sea Glass Directory - All of the Virginia artists, galleries,
businesses, and jewelers in our searchable,worldwide sea glass
directory are listed below in alphabetical order by city.
Church, VA - Sandi Sea Designs Sandi Parker Sandi Sea Designs is my
line of handmade jewelry inspired by the sea. The
Beach...near Kodiak on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Jewel Beach is located on
the Coast Guard base. You have to stop at the guard house and
have been making fused glass jewelry for years but would like to add
sea glass (which I have been collecting) to my pieces. I do not want to
by Marcy and Craig Melendes Where was this photo taken? New Jersey
Beach Date, time of day, and weather conditions? 8.24.11 in the
afternoon on a
on the recommendations on this site, my hubby and I decided to leave
Atlantic City NJ - where we're visiting and usually find lots of beach
of Beach: Jaycee Park Beach - Vero Beach, Florida, USA Sea Glass found:
1.5 almost round - frosted white, very well rounded,
Tasmania - Australia She Sells Sea Glass www.SheSellsSeaGlass.net My
name is Debbie How and I am a Sea Glass jewellery (jewelry)
England - Sea Witch Sea Glass Studio Sea Glass Artist and supplier of
genuine English sea glass to artists and craftsmen. website:
are these pieces of beach glass? Is any piece here rare? What is it
from? Find out about Ohio Sea Glass: Conneaut Beach, Ohio - Sea Glass
done a lot of research on drilling sea glass and most of it says to
start drilling at 2500 rpm to 5000 rpm. I plan on making tiny holes
are good spots to find seaglass near Bethany? Map of Bethany, Delaware
beach areas: View Larger Map For more information on Sea Glass Beaches
by Sarah Good - Leicester, England, U.K. I love all the colours and
textures in this photo- its one of my favourites.... It was taken on an
Cheryl - British Columbia, Canada This photo was taken in British
Columbia, and the beach glass was found on an tiny spit of beach in
by Eda Strauch - Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain This photo was taken
in Vilassar de Mar, a little town by the Mediterranean Sea in
by Christina Rowe - Cupertino, California This special photo is in the
August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest. It is also entered in the 2011 Sea
fellow beach glass lovers. I love making natural, very simple HangLoose
wind chimes from driftwood, beach stones, and seaglass. These wind
Souvenir from El Segundo, ... Buy From Art.com Rating: Poor We walked
up and down the beach for a couple of hours and
by Raymunda Fox - Seaside, California A fun and colorful stash of beach
treasures after a morning of beachcombing in Monterey, California in
by Jim O'Connor - San Bruno, California We found this huge barnacle and
chunk of glass on a beach near Half Moon Bay, CA on a foggy Sunday
by Lisa Rice - Pittsburgh, PA This photo was taken in Maine, USA. The
beach where the glass was found was on a privately owned island which
by Penny Connell - Plant City, Florida Photo was taken at Fort Bragg
California at Glass Beach. It was taken August 3rd, 2011. The amount
by Jan McSween - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada I took this photo in my
living room in front of my large picture window. The glass was collected
was this photo taken? (If appropriate, beach name, city, state or
province, country) All over Okinawa, Japan Date, time of day, and
about 20 pieces walking the beach today (2-3 hours). All were rounded
and frosted. I have only found clear, green and brown. Mostly small to
6 year old found a cool brown piece with ONE embossed. Not sure if it
is the word one, or if there are some letters missing. I would love to
March 10th and 11th 2012 in Cayucos, Ca. See
our facebook page Cayucos Sea Glass Festival
question is for Toshi Kanno who posted about using glass and tile drill
bits. What brand of glass and tile drill bits are the best to buy? Could
kona, Hawaii Date, time of day, and weather conditions? July 2011 A
nice HOT summer day. What were your feelngs or impressions when taking
of the Beach - Boat Beach, about 1/3 of the way to South Haven from St.
Joseph City nearest to that beach - St. Joseph The state, country,
was the result of a good dive trip. found exactly what I was looking
for to display the glass I have found. The glass in the picture is what
this photo inside my house using the natural sunlight coming through
the bedroom window. picture was taken with the glass pieces placed onto
by Chad Charlton - Okinawa, Japan This photo was taken in Okinawa
japan, after a day of hunting on a beach we come to call glass beach,
near Camp Schwab.
All... I have been trying to collect beach/sea glass for years, but
have never found a single piece.. today I took my son for a little walk
have been picking up the odd piece of sea glass here and there for the
past few years, but cant seem to find a good beach source. Can anyone
Lin and I are in Ecuador on the way to the
United States of A, so haven't got the results of the July photo
contest tallied yet.
This means you can still vote for your favorite...
Just hang in there a little longer and we'll get the winner posted!
David and Lin
love making sea glass wind chimes or mobiles. I usually buy a wind
chime and recreate it with sea glass, driftwood and any other item that
I can think
Washington - Echoes Of Summer Custom Stone and Glass Drilling Services
Sea Glass Beads and Jewelry Ned & Dana Havard We do custom drilling
Bonnie Hitchcock Connellsville, PA Sea glass Jewelry Artist ~ Sea glass
necklace, sea glass bracelets and sea glass earrings ~
by Sarah - Fremont, NH, USA This photo was taken in my kitchen. My
daughter and I collected all of this glass in a three hour period on
July 19th, 2011
by Lynn Briggs - Darlington, England Photo taken at my home in
Darlington after we had been to Seaham Beach in Seaham, County Durham,
can I find a basket with a long handle light weight? I see a lot of
people using them...it's for finding sea glass. David from Odyssey says:
Amber 'Glass Thirsty' Rose I am 28, a painter and since September of
last year, a glass thirsty treasure hunter! lol no not really but i am
Amber 'Glass Thirsty' Rose I am 28, a painter and since September of
last year, a glass thirsty treasure hunter! lol no not really but i am
HERE'S SOME OLDER HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
May 30, 2010, Wonderful seaglass beach!
My boyfriend and I spent 5 hours or so collecting at Fortescue, NJ and this is our massive find. The seaglass is all spread out on a full sized sheet
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May 23, 2010, Sea Glass Mobile Chimes II
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May 23, 2010, Sea Glass Mobile Chimes
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May 23, 2010, Fish mosaics.
Hi everyone - haven`t been here for ages - but the summer has ended so its more indoors activities now. I have done several of these fish wall plaques,
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May 23, 2010, 2010 Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art festival
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May 23, 2010, Best locations to search in Maryland.
Recently I have begun to be fascinated by sea glass. I have read that much of your collection comes from area's of the Chesapeake Bay. Are there certain
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May 23, 2010, craft glass
What Acid To Use In Making Sea Glas
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May 23, 2010, Sea Glass Caribbean
Sea Glass Caribbean Beaches? You bet! Here is a long list of where you can find sea glass on your to trip to that tropical isle!
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May 22, 2010, Sea Glass United States
Sea Glass United States - What Beaches Have Sea Glass? Here are many sea glass beaches on the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast. Find your beach, look for a new one!
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May 21, 2010, Sea Glass Blog
The Odyssey Sea Glass Blog keeps you up to date on the latest additions and changes to the OdysseySeaGlass.com website. Subscribe here...
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