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Odyssey Newsletter - Marvellous Marbles & Photo Contest Winner
April 01, 2013

David and Lin Sea GlassThere are few things more exciting to a sea glass hunter than finding a perfectly-frosted marble, especially if the marble also is of a rare color.

We're going to talk about marbles a little below and post some photos, but first:

Here's what you'll find in this edition of theOdyssey Sea Glass Newsletter.

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Winner of the March 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

Sea Glass Photo Contest Winner January 2013
The winning photo is "Sea Glass at Sunrise" by Barb Youchah in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.
Congratulations, Barb!

Sea Glass Treasures
An honorable mention goes to Jerry Jones in Virginia Beach, Virginia for photo "Fractured Finds."

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Marvellous Marbles

I'm sure you'll agree that one of the most exciting finds for a beachglasser is a marble - and even more exhilirating when it is of a rare color.

Americans in the past were in love with marbles.

Even though marbles are still popular items at toy stores, we just can't compare with the marble lovers during the heyday of marbles in the USA between 1900 and 1950.

Imagine, just one of many US companies produced ten million marbles in one year!

So even though an extremely small percentage of those would make it to a beach, the numbers still add up to quite a quantity.

Haven't found a marble on a beach yet? Keep looking, chances are good you'll eventually find one... or two... or more.

Here is what a few marbles looked like when we found them:

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How old are these marbles? It is hard to say precisely.

However, the two at the bottom are "cat eye" marbles; cat eyes were first made in Japan in 1950, so these two at least were made since that time.

Here you can see the difference in size between marbles that you might find:
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Although the small yellow most likely was originally a size known as a peewee (usually less than 1/2 wide when made), the others show various stages of being worn down by grinding of rocks and pebbles.

The wear does not indicate how old a marble is. A marble that has been buried or protected from the waves can have very little wear and still be older than a worn marble.

As well as whole marbles, you can also find pieces of marbles like the two above.

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Bugle Call

If you have a special arrangement of sea glass colors, we would love to see it. On our Sea Glass Forums page, there are several different photo forums where you can upload your sea glass colors.

Hey! Are you into crafts?

There is a good selection of sea glass we've recently uploaded in many colors as well as driftwood and other beach finds just right for your arts and crafts.

Check Sea Glass For Sale on Odyssey

Also, take a look at our popular Etsy shop...

And for ideas on what to do with your beach finds, take a look at these Pinterest beach craft photos...

  Smiley Enjoy!

Have you missed out on the new pages and blogs at Odyssey Sea Glass?

Check them out quickly and easily on our Sea Glass Blog or take a look at a selection below that you might have missed.

Happy hunting to all!

David and Lin Schneider

Did You Miss These Exciting Blogs?

Selected Pages from Odyssey and Contributors

Mar 31, 2013

Sea Glass Beach - April 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Lindsey Kaszynski - Del Rio, Texas Where was this photo taken? Sea Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California Date, time of day, and weather

Continue reading "Sea Glass Beach - April 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Mar 29, 2013

I Love Sea Glass!

~ photo submitted by Robert I love sea glass! Every vacation and trip I take I always spend hours at the nearest beach searching and searching for more

Continue reading "I Love Sea Glass!"

Mar 28, 2013

Green Sea Glass

Green Sea Glass is a common color. However, certain hues or shades of green beach glass are somewhat rare. Photos and more

Continue reading "Green Sea Glass"

Mar 28, 2013

Sea Glass Pieces Info

~ glass shard identification question submitted by Christine in San Francisco I found these sea glass pieces and would like info. The larger piece is

Continue reading "Sea Glass Pieces Info"

Mar 26, 2013

Color Spectrum Chart

Color spectrum chart and the limitations of the computer display screen to accurately portray all colors.

Continue reading "Color Spectrum Chart"

Mar 26, 2013

Fractured Finds - March 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Jerry Jones of  Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Where was this photo taken?     Norfolk, Virginia What were your feelings

Continue reading "Fractured Finds - March 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest "

Mar 26, 2013

"Glass Cove"

~ submitted by Cam,  United States I was once brought to a certain rocky cove that ran along a busy ship harbor by my Grandfather; instructed to

Continue reading ""Glass Cove""

Mar 26, 2013

Sea Glass at Sunrise - March 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ by Barb Youchah in Long Branch, New Jersey, US Where was this photo taken? Long Branch Beach, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA Date, time of day, and

Continue reading "Sea Glass at Sunrise - March 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Mar 25, 2013

Packer Star out of sea glass

~ submitted by Dan Porter in Kenosha, Wisconsin Glassing has been bad with January temps and wind winds in March.  So I had time to put together

Continue reading "Packer Star out of sea glass"

Mar 25, 2013

Beals island & Jonesport, ME Sea Glass Report

Report submitted by LARS in Maine Name of the beach: Shoreline of Beals Is. & Jonesport, ME City nearest to that beach: Machias, ME Describe your

Continue reading "Beals island & Jonesport, ME Sea Glass Report"

Mar 24, 2013

Glass Fishing Floats

Glass Floats - An interview with Stu Farnsworth, reknowned collector of glass fishing floats, with photos and fascinating stories....

Continue reading "Glass Fishing Floats"

Mar 24, 2013

What glue and other material to use to create a seaglass window?

~ question submitted by Mary of Bethlehem, PA I have been collecting sea glass and shells to use in an art window project.  I saw a beautiful project

Continue reading "What glue and other material to use to create a seaglass window?"

Mar 20, 2013

Another Place, Another Time - Sea Glass Poem

~ submitted by Sandra Ervin Adams Another Place, Another Time Through a computer screen I see, enlarged, a pendant for sale, fashioned from materials

Continue reading "Another Place, Another Time - Sea Glass Poem"

Mar 20, 2013

Red Mixed Sea Glass

Wow! With this red mixed sea glass, you are all set to make your own jewelry or even have it made for you. Even better, make these earring sets into gifts for your special friends. Buy now!

Continue reading "Red Mixed Sea Glass"

Mar 06, 2013

Sea Glass News

Upcoming sea glass news, festivals, events and announcements of interest to all. You may send in your newsworthy dates, including related crafts fairs and shows here. Check often for the...

Continue reading "Sea Glass News"

Mar 05, 2013

Sandy Hook New Jersey Sea Glass Beach Report

~ beach report submitted by Marie W. from Hazlet, New Jersey Reporting on Sandy Hook Beach, New Jersey USA Every color of sea glass you can think of

Continue reading "Sandy Hook New Jersey Sea Glass Beach R

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