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your Odyssey Sea Glass News #054 - "It's Been a Long, Long Time..."
September 05, 2011
Hi,

Lin_and_David
Make your hobby your business.
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♪...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).

Congratulations Raymunda!

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
Sea Gems
Glass on the Beach
Hunting Light
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 Washington Sea Glass
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 Washington 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?
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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.

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Latest Additions to Odyssey Sea Glass

If you have been reading the RSS/Blog, you will already have seen some of these new items...

But take a look at the updates below and see if you missed something important. There are also usually some unanswered questions that we'd love to have you answer.

Note: If you would like to receive the RSS/Blog feed, click on that "orange button" in the upper left hand corner of the toolbar on each page of Odyssey Sea Glass to subscribe.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free contact us by clicking on our photo at the top of the letter.


David (editor)



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New Stuff!

Sep 2, Sea Glass Art - Memories in a Bowl

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

Sep 2, Identification. Brown sea glass with FAL....
Thursday, September 01, 2011 8:24 PM

~ 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 this bottle

Sep 1, Newsletter and August Photo Contest!
Thursday, September 01, 2011 7:38 AM

Sep 1, Danbo- I love Cape Cod - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Thursday, September 01, 2011 7:14 AM

~ by Kerry Starzyk - San Diego, California I took this photo at East Falmouth, Massachusetts in Cape Cod. This photo was taken around noon. Very sunny,

Aug 30, Virginia Sea Glass
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:23 PM

Virginia 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.

Aug 30, Falls Church, VA - Sandi Sea Designs
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:44 PM

Falls Church, VA - Sandi Sea Designs Sandi Parker Sandi Sea Designs is my line of handmade jewelry inspired by the sea. The

Aug 30, Jewel Beach
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:33 PM

Jewel 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

Aug 30, Adhesive to use with sea glass
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:09 PM

I 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 wire wrap

Aug 27, The Sea Giveth - August Sea Glass Photo Contest
Friday, August 26, 2011 5:03 PM

~ 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

Aug 26, Fortescue, NJ - Sea Glass Report
Friday, August 26, 2011 4:41 PM

Based 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 glass

Aug 26, Jaycee Beach Sea Glass Report
Friday, August 26, 2011 4:18 PM

Name of Beach: Jaycee Park Beach - Vero Beach, Florida, USA Sea Glass found: 1.5 almost round - frosted white, very well rounded,

Aug 25, She Sells Sea Glass - Hobart, Tasmania- Australia
Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:23 PM

Hobart, Tasmania - Australia She Sells Sea Glass www.SheSellsSeaGlass.net My name is Debbie How and I am a Sea Glass jewellery (jewelry)

Aug 25, Leicester, England - Sea Witch Sea Glass Studio
Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:02 PM

Leicester, England - Sea Witch Sea Glass Studio Sea Glass Artist and supplier of genuine English sea glass to artists and craftsmen. website:

Aug 24, Geneva Lake Ohio Beach Glass - What is this?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:46 PM

What 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 Geneva

Aug 24, Is a two-speed Dremel good enough for drilling sea glass?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:37 PM

I've 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 (about 1/16th

Aug 24, Find Sea Glass Beaches in Delaware?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:19 PM

Where are good spots to find seaglass near Bethany? Map of Bethany, Delaware beach areas: View Larger Map For more information on Sea Glass Beaches

Aug 24, Multis and Bubbles - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:58 PM

~ 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 overcast

Aug 24, Summer Seaglass Stack - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:32 PM

~ Cheryl - British Columbia, Canada This photo was taken in British Columbia, and the beach glass was found on an tiny spit of beach in Victoria, BC

Aug 24, Not where it should be, but as if it were.... - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:02 PM

~ by Eda Strauch - Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain This photo was taken in Vilassar de Mar, a little town by the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona, Spain.

Aug 24, Shades of Pale - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:33 PM

~ 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

Aug 20, HangLoose wind chimes
Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:09 PM

Aloha fellow beach glass lovers. I love making natural, very simple HangLoose wind chimes from driftwood, beach stones, and seaglass. These wind chimes

Aug 20, El Segundo Beach, El Segundo, CA Sea Glass Report
Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:02 PM

Seashells, Souvenir from El Segundo, ... Buy From Art.com Rating: Poor We walked up and down the beach for a couple of hours and

Aug 20, "Oh, what a beautiful morning...." - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2011 2:34 PM

~ by Raymunda Fox - Seaside, California A fun and colorful stash of beach treasures after a morning of beachcombing in Monterey, California in July.

Aug 20, Godzilla Glass and Shell - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:08 PM

~ 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 morning on

Aug 20, Hunting Light - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:06 PM

~ 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 was pretty

Aug 20, Glass on the Beach - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:03 PM

~ by Penny Connell - Plant City, Florida Photo was taken at Fort Bragg California at Glass Beach. It was taken August 3rd, 2011. The amount

Aug 20, Sea Gems - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:59 AM

~ 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

Aug 20, Sisterly Love Sea Glass
Friday, August 19, 2011 9:06 PM

Where was this photo taken? (If appropriate, beach name, city, state or province, country) All over Okinawa, Japan Date, time of day, and weather conditions?

Aug 17, Surf City, NC
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:16 PM

Found 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 medium

Aug 17, Brown Piece of sea glass with "one" embossed in all caps
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:23 PM

My 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 find

Aug 13, 1st Annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2011 9:32 AM

March 10th and 11th 2012 in Cayucos, Ca. See our facebook page Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Aug 10, Glass and Tile Drill Bits
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 6:21 PM

My 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

Aug 10, BIG Island Sea Glass - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 6:19 PM

Kailua kona, Hawaii Date, time of day, and weather conditions? July 2011 A nice HOT summer day. What were your feelngs or impressions when taking this

Aug 7, Boat Beach, Michigan, Sea Glass Report
Saturday, August 06, 2011 7:53 PM

Name 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,

Aug 2, July 2011 - Sea Glass Catch Okinawa Japan
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:33 AM

this 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 was

Aug 2, ooo...la...la..
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:22 AM

took this photo inside my house using the natural sunlight coming through the bedroom window. picture was taken with the glass pieces placed onto the bottom

Aug 2, Okinawa Sea Glass - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:11 AM

~ 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.

Aug 2, River Glass Willamette, Oregon
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 8:54 AM

Hi 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 along

Aug 2, Australia Sea Glass Beaches - Where to go ???
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 8:43 AM

I 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 recommend

Aug 2, And the Winner is...July 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7:37 AM

Aug 1, July Sea Glass Photo votes count not in yet...
Monday, August 01, 2011 4:46 PM

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

Jul 29, Sea Glass Wind Chimes
Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:17 PM

I 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

Jul 25, Seattle, Washington - Echoes Of Summer
Monday, July 25, 2011 1:18 PM

Seattle, Washington - Echoes Of Summer Custom Stone and Glass Drilling Services Sea Glass Beads and Jewelry Ned & Dana Havard We do custom drilling

Jul 24, Connellsville, Pennsylvania - Forever in sea glass
Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:28 AM

Artist Bonnie Hitchcock Connellsville, PA Sea glass Jewelry Artist ~ Sea glass necklace, sea glass bracelets and sea glass earrings ~

Jul 24, Our Best Day Yet! - July 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:11 AM

~ 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

Jul 24, "My Haul" Seaham Beach Sea Glass - July 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:55 AM

~ by Lynn Briggs - Darlington, England Photo taken at my home in Darlington after we had been to Seaham Beach in Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom,

Jul 24, Sand Sifter for Beach Glass
Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:35 AM

Where 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:

Jul 24, Sea Glass and Shells this Summer...
Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:19 AM

~by 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 a fanatic

Jul 24, Amber 'Glass Thirsty' Rose
Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:56 AM

~by 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 a fanatic


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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

Sea Glass is tied and glued to fishing line which is very time consuming. Driftwood is drilled and telephone wire is strung through for loop and added

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May 23, 2010, Sea Glass Mobile Chimes

Driftwood and shells are drilled. Sea Glass and beads are strung on fishing line. Telephone line is then string through all items and tied in a loop

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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

photo by JPO2, Mr. Muddy Suitman Here's a reminder about the 2010 Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art festival Nov 6-7, 2010 from 10am-5pm daily ($3 admission)

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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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