When Lin and I go to the beach, we always end up bringing home more objects than just the sea glass we find.
In fact, our apartment is stuffed with beach combed goodies, from driftwood to rocks to rope and miscellaneous metal objects and even (yes, hard to believe) some plastic.
We keep telling each other, "No looking at rocks today," "No picking up any more driftwood today," each time we go.
Do you think that completely stops us from doing so? Hah! We always end up emptying our pockets and baggies and... finding rocks, driftwood, etc. At least it's not as much as it might have been if we hadn't started with good intentions.
I'm sure you find the same thing happening.
But aside from filling cardboard boxes and stuffing the garage, what do you do with your beach combing finds?
You probably do what Lin does; pick the neatest things out and make cool arrangements.
I enjoy seeing these mini-scenes here and there on the tables, counters, and window sills, as well as a few artsy creations that we hang on the walls.
Later in this newsletter we'll be showing some photos of some of the ways Lin has arranged our finds in nice little displays.
More about this below.
Here's what you'll find in this June 2013 edition of the Odyssey Sea Glass Newsletter.
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Lin's Beach Find Arrangements In this first photo, Lin has placed round rocks on top of a long piece of rock found on the beach.
The long slab has obviously been shaped and, from its texture and the way it is worn, we are almost positive it was used as a file for sharpening blades, ie, axes or knives.
1. Round rocks on a knife-sharpener. Unfortunately, I had to move most of these arrangements from their usual places to better lighting.
2. A "fancy diver" of rock and driftwood
along with pine cones, birch bark and a shell.
This arrangement usually hangs on the wall; again, I moved it into better lighting on the windowsill.
This is a recycled panel of glass with driftwood, sea glass, and stone mounted on it.
In this third photo, you see a marble along with some smaller sea glass in this amazing piece of driftwood in its usual place on our living room windowsill.
Although we have great driftwood in our area, we actually collected this beautiful piece on the Oregon Coast.
Driftwood, sea glass, and marble.
The fourth photo shows an arrangement again on our living room windowsill where it generally resides.
Driftwood, sea glass, and seaweed from Washington
along with a seahorse from our local beach in Peru, SA.
The fifth photo is of a piece that I put together. I left it on the wall, and as you can see, the lighting is somewhat washed out, but you get the idea.
Driftwood from Washington mounted on a
recycled glass panel of the type used in chandeliers
Other arrangements sit on the counter between the kitchen and living room and were a little too big to move into better lighting (we're not professional photographers here :-)
Now the question is - with our windowsills and counter space used up, where are we going to put the newer rocks, driftwood, etc, that we "won't pick up"?
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.
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
Jun 01, 2013
Blue Sea Glass that is Really Brown?
~ submitted by Michael in Newfoundland I have several pieces of what appears to be blue sea glass. But when held up to the light, it reveals brown.
Continue reading "Blue Sea Glass that is Really Brown?"
Jun 01, 2013
Beach Finds - What Could This Be?
~ submitted by Pat in Abbotsford, BC, Canada Found on North Beach, Pt. Townsend, WA and wondered what the origin of this would be. Has a tiny
Continue reading "Beach Finds - What Could This Be?"
May 30, 2013
Sea Glass Earring Sets
Sea Glass Earring Sets - Mixed colors unmounted sea glass pairs- All of these matched sea glass earring sets are pairs that have beencollected by hand and guaranteed to be authentic and naturally-tumbled and etched.
Continue reading "Sea Glass Earring Sets"
May 28, 2013
Ft. Taber Beach Park Sea Glass Report
~ submitted by Airon, Concord, MA Ft. Taber Beach Park area (the side facing Buzzard's Bay), near New Bedford, MA Over the Memorial Day Weekend
Continue reading "Ft. Taber Beach Park Sea Glass Report"
May 28, 2013
~ submitted by Airon, Concord, MA Pavilion Beach in Gloucester, MA This was only my second try at sea glass hunting, but I think it was a successful
Continue reading "Pavilion Beach"
May 25, 2013
Sea Glass Hearts - Beach Glass Hearts
Buy natural sea glass hearts, beach glass hearts. Ideal for jewelry, arts, and craft creations.
Continue reading "Sea Glass Hearts - Beach Glass Hearts"
May 12, 2013
Seaglass tells a story
~ submitted by art, holmdel,nj Some seaglass leaves us wondering, What type of bottle or jar did this come from? Others tell us in their own words! by
Continue reading "Seaglass tells a story"
May 12, 2013
Cape Cod, MA Location
~ submitted by Katie O~, Manchester, NH Having a walking disability certainly can put a damper on sea glassing. We're heading to Cape Cod for a little
Continue reading "Cape Cod, MA Location"
May 12, 2013
Black Sea Glass is actually Green
~ submitted by Art in Holmdel, New Jersey, USA I took these photos at noon on a sunny day with my Sony digital camera. I used a lampshade in the absence
Continue reading "Black Sea Glass is actually Green"
May 09, 2013
View from the South Devon Coast Path,...
Continue reading "Bigbury "
May 09, 2013
Odiorne Point State Park Beach Glass Report
~ submitted by Linda in Seattle, WA Odiorne Point State Park near Rye, New Hampshire. A few nice jewelry pieces up to the size of a
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May 08, 2013
White Earring Sets
Wow! With these seaglass white earring sets, 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 "White Earring Sets"
May 07, 2013
Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England
~ submitted by Sarah King in Minster, Kent, England Collected in April 2013 at Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England Map of Minster-on-Sea
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May 07, 2013
Glouster, MA April 14, 2013 Sea Glass Catch
~ submitted by Katie Olmstead in Manchester, NH Although it wasn't the best day for sea glass I've had in Gloucester, MA, it certainly was worth it!
Continue reading "Glouster, MA April 14, 2013 Sea Glass Catch"
May 05, 2013
Other Color Sea Glass
Wow! With unusual and other color sea glass and you are ready for your sea glass project, whether jewelry, craft, or fine art. Buy now!
Continue reading "Other Color Sea Glass"
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