Sea Glass "special beaches" belong to all of us!
Rare Yellow Summer of 2015
Sea Glass beaches don't belong to some person looking for glass
...they belong to Mother Earth and therefore, they belong to all of us!
My husband and myself only started our sea glass "odyssey" six months ago.
I had always wanted a piece of jewelry made from sea glass so I found a nice bracelet on a site that sells a lot of jewelry, vintage items, and crafting items...no names here...
Anyway, after researching sea glass and finding this site, did I learn of a wonderful beach that yielded a rare yellow, a rare teal, an olive green, a beautiful white milk glass shard (I should have kept that one) and about 700 pieces of white, brown, green, and sea foam in six days this past August!!!
My husband and I decided to start our own sea glass jewelry business...I get first picks of course :), but we are blessed in that my husband has a God given talent for making beautiful jewelry from our finds, and has been discovered by a Gallery where we now sell some of our sea glass and beach stone jewelry!!
I think that sharing where you find glass is paying it forward...look what this site gives us...sea glass beach reports! If it weren't for Odyssey Sea Glass, I would have never found the 26 mile stretch of beaches we hunt on the Treasure Coast of North Carolina...Topsail Island beaches...there I said it and I didn't turn into a pumpkin!
So many people are "protective" of their spots/special beaches, and yes, even I get a little antsy when I am up at dawn and I reach the spot, or honey hole as we call it, and I see others already on the beach.
However, these are PUBLIC BEACHES, which means ANYONE can walk on them, ride their beach cruiser on them, look for shells, and YES, even look for sea glass.
So, yes I feel that telling others about sea glass locations is a kind gesture...it is also important to educate yourself about sea glass such as when to throw that piece back into the ocean because Mother Nature isn't finished with it yet, and to respect others when sea glass hunting.
We all want to find as many unique and rare pieces as possible, but to some, just finding that one piece because you let them in on your secret beach hunting spot, makes their day and puts a smile on their face.
That is what I call paying it forward.