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Copper Threaded Sea Glass?

by Jennifer T.
(Seattle, WA USA)

On the beach

On the beach

On the beach
Alki Catch of the Day

Can anyone help identify this piece?


It's about 1 1/2" long with what appear to be 2 copper wire threads running through it.

There is a faint lined pattern on the top as well.

I found this on Alki Beach in Seattle, WA last weekend.

The first photo is how I found it on the beach with the light hitting it before I picked it up.

The second photo shows it with the rest of my catch and no light going through it.

Thanks for your help!

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May 25, 2016
Thank you
by: Jennifer T.

Thanks for your comments! I had no idea that safety glass was a common find!

Since then, I've found a few more pieces but this one is definitely the prettiest. The other pieces have regular gray wire that are rusted on the edges.

It's very interesting how different they all are.

May 20, 2016
Safety Glass
by: Anonymous

I think what you have found is a type of safety glass. There is a Wikipedia page about safety glass and href="http://www.odysseyseaglass.com/sea-glass-with-wire-questions.html"> style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">wire
mesh glass is one listed as one of the types. Hope this helps!

May 14, 2016
Copper threaded sea glass
by: Ann

I have some similar sea glass, found on my local beach in Coogee, Western Australia

The beach has previously housed several tanneries and light industry and the glass is from old office windows or louvre windows (similar to some shower screens which have the wire through them). 

Still beautiful and adds interest to your mosaic, etc.

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