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Bulk Sea Glass - Your
Guide to Buying
Bulk Beach Glass and Sea Glass
Your need-to-know information on bulk sea glass - The size, color, availability; genuine or imitation.
sure to read all of this guide before purchasing your
sea glass in bulk.
What Can Bulk Sea or Beach Glass be Used For?
Sea glass in bulk has many
uses, usually for mosaic projects.
However, one of the fascinating
things about sea glass is that each piece is unique.
It is rare to find even two pieces near each other on a beach that are even the same color,
much less size, color, and shape.
Finding real sea glass in bulk is
sometimes difficult, especially if you need a quantity of a specific
color, ie, turquoise or red
What Do I Need to Know When Buying the Glass?
buying bulk sea glass,
it will be difficult to buy a group or lot of sea glass that is the
same color and shape.
Bulk sea glass will usually come in sized lots; that is, the
pieces will be similar in size (though not necessarily in shape).
the sizes run:
- Less than dime size = Small.
- Between dime and quarter size = Medium.
- Larger than a quarter = Large.
However, different sellers have
different ways of stating the size of the sea glass in each lot.
All serious sellers, though, will give you a clear idea of the size you
will be purchasing.
Bulk sea glass can be sold by
weight or number of pieces or both.
I don't believe I have ever seen it sold by the square inches that it
will cover (similar to floor tile or paint), but that might not be a
bad idea for those who are using the sea glass for mosaics.
The more details listed as to the
size of the batch or lot, the better.
You need to have a clear idea of the actual quantity you will be
getting before buying sea glass in bulk. You need to know if what you
are purchasing is as much as you need for your project or not.
Bulk Sea Glass
it Man-Made or Imitation Sea Glass?
use the term "man-made" sea glass
here just to simplify things, as sea glass, by definition, can only be
made by natural elements.
It might more accurately be described as imitation sea glass, artificial sea glass, or machine-tumbled glass.
Some refer to it as Craft Glass, but that is not very descriptive and
For many projects such as
mosaics, genuine sea glass can be purchased; however, it will
usually be one of the common colors, ie, white, green, or brown.
To add other colors, you may be limited by cost or availability of the
In that case, you might want to
buy "man-made" or artificial sea glass in bulk.
Imitation Sea Glass in Bulk?
you decide to buy man-made sea glass or beach glass in bulk,
to ALWAYS refer to it as artificial or imitation sea glass and NEVER
call it the real thing!
If you forget and refer to it as Sea Glass, you will lose your
friends and your hair will fall out!
Not really, of course, but you do want keep a good reputation "on the
Genuine bulk sea glass can be bought on line here at the Odyssey Store. It is also sometimes available on
eBay and other web sites.
Artificial sea glass is almost always available in many
colors at your local crafts shop.
Whichever way, real or artificial, you decide to go, have fun...But
know the real thing!
Here's some of our awesome bulk sea glass for you to see:
- Rare and Unusual Sea Glass
out what these specials are...peaches, apples, limes, milk... it sounds
delicious! And these are colors that you may want to take a look at!
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