Autumn leaves are falling here in the Pacific Northwest, but the weather has been pretty good for the beach.
I don't know what it's like where you live, but I'm sure that there are changes in your weather, and weather changes generally produce good conditions for sea glass hunting.
Lin and I went to North Beach, Port Townsend today to get some exercise (sea glass was just an excuse right?) with very good results.
Lin was so excited about finding a marble and also a tiny blue glass bead. Both had been hiding out on in the rocky shoreline for a good long time.
You see it hiding in the rocks? Kind of?
Sea Glass Marble found by Lin
This is a well-worn marble. One surface was actually flattened somewhat. There are bubbles in the glass. The blue is transparent, the white is opaque.
On the way back, Lin saw a blue speck up at the high tide line in the rocks. At first she thought it was a small piece of sea glass. When she picked it up, she saw the hole and realized she had found a real rare bead.
Sea Glass Bead found by Lin
It is opaque and cobalt blue with specks. It's very small. I wasn't near her to get a photo on the beach, so the photo is taken here at home under a lamp - not the best conditions for a photo, buy hey, it turned out OK. Again, how does Lin see these little tiny things nestled in the rocks, especially when the rocks are wet and all kinds of colors???
Who knows how she does it; and me, well, I'm glad she does! :-)
We picked up a lot of sea glass. The tide was very strange at North Beach.
Today, the tide was low at 8:55 a.m., 3.6 feet; high tide at 3:11 p.m. of 8.8 feet. Then drop of over 9 feet to a low tide of -0.7 at 9:35 p.m.
These tides will be even more drastic with the tidal difference going over 10 feet this month. Tides like these really scour the beach, going way up to the top of the beach and dropping way down. We caught it in the middle somewhere, but there was a lot of surface showing, and we could see a lot of stuff had been turned over by the high tide. Good pickin's!
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Best stained glass sea glass art and crafts, and information on collecting, grading, colors, and beaches to find sea glass...
Congratulations to Maureen Bruce
for winning the Whimsical Toy category at the recent North American Sea Glass Festival 2011
Maureen is a daily visitor to our site who I've been keeping in touch with since meeting her and her family at the the festival in Lewes a few years ago.
We met on the beach and got to talking, sharing experiences, both of us flying high from the festival.
Happy hunting, Maureen, and keep up the good work.
Congrats to all.
Lin Schneider - OdysseySeaGlass.com
~ By: David - San Francisco, CA Where was this photo taken? Sea Glass Beach, Kauai, HI Date, time of day, and weather conditions? Around lunch time.
~ By: StoneMe - West Michigan Where was this photo taken? Photo was taken on historical Mackinac Island, Michigan this past summer. Date, time of day,
~ By: Fiona MacNeil - Scotland I found these beautifully rounded and flawless sea glass pieces on my local beach in Ayrshire, Scotland. It was a cold
~ By: Callie - California, USA Where was this photo taken? California Date, time of day, and weather conditions? 3 PM, daylight, sunny and blue skies.
Sea Glass Shard Identification Page - Sea Glass and Antique Bottle Identification in relation to beach combing and...
There are the letters LORD imprinted on bottle. Also has letter LVF or E below it. I would take a pic but you wouldnt be able to read the letters. Where
~ By: Jill - Espanola, Ontario, Canada This is not a perfect piece of seaglass but it's my only piece of red - I'll take it!! I just looked
~ By: Jill - Espanola, Ontario, Canada Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken in Espanola, Ontario Date, time of day, and weather conditions?
~ By: Estela027, Spain Where was this photo taken? Balearic Islands,Spain Date, time of day, and weather conditions? January, 2011. In the afternoon.
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Beautiful photos and descriptions of Ceramic and Pottery Shards from various beaches and where they to find them!
What are real Sea Glass Colors? What makes the different colors? Authentic sea glass colors reflect all the spectrum of glass colors and tones from clear to black that have been produced over the cent
Decided I would keep track of how much beach/sea glass I would find in a week. Well here are a few pics. I found 2 pieces of clear, an olive green color,
I have collected sea glass for years in Dunkirk, NY while visiting. I love making things with it. I have made table tops, hot plates, and most prized
Hi I would be really grateful if anyone could help me identify this piece of red sea glass. It is around 2cm in length and approximately every 6mm there
I want to add sea glass to my exterior house numbers, covering each of the 5 tall pieces. This is for the exterior of the house in a coastal, saltwater
Oh!! Parents can be funny creatures, especially the 2 legged kind. I thought my life was about going down the local park for walkies; Isn't that
September, 2011, school was begun in many places and less people were at the beach (those with children of school age mostly). For us with no kids at home, September is a good month with less beach-goers. It was also a good month for the Odyssey Sea Glass Photo Contest...
For September, 2011, we happily announce the winner - "Colorful Memories"
by Giselle Savoie of Ste-Madeleine , Quebec, Canada.
Following is the list of runnerups for the contest. Check them all out! "Arranging the Finds" "I Heart Sea Glass" "Good Enough to Eat" "Sea Glass Collection"
Note- the photos on the contest page are ordered according to latest comments, not by month. To see the photos for a certain month easily, use the Search box in the right column on Odyssey's home page or other page. For example, entering "September 2011" should bring up all the month's photos.
Also, you can go back and add a vote for a photo of any month as "sea glass photo of the year" to be compiled when? ...the end of the year :-)
NOW - it's time to get your photos in for October 2011 digital photo contest
. Don't wait too long - the earlier you get your sea glass photo in, the more chance of picking up votes!
Reminder - The photo contest is for unmounted sea glass; that is, not made into jewelry or crafts (your arts and crafts sea glass photos can be uploaded at Sea Glass Art and Crafting
A big thank you to all who participated this month! The photos were all beautiful. ~ David and Lin Schneider
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By: Giselle Savoie - Ste-Madeleine , Quebec, Canada Photos taken at home after a vacation in France, in september 2010, at a beach in Menton (La Mediterranee).
Hi, about 10 years ago when i was younger, i found a large about three pound, piece of sea glass under my uncles house that lives in Long Beach Island,
San Juan, Puerto Rico J. Presley Buy From Art.com Sea Glass Report - Old San Juan near Capitol building and fort San Juan, Puerto
I have been Trying to find a sea glass jewelry making class in Delaware. Does anyone know how to find a class for making sea glass jewelry in Delaware?
~ By: Amanda - Naples, Fl After a day of rain and a steady wind blow, up the coast, my boyfriend and I decided to walk and look for sea glass. One of
~ By: Beth Colvin - United States Mudjin Harbor in Turks and Caicos was my first sea glass hunt and it was amazing. in about an hour my husband and I found
Pretty Beachin' San Bruno, California - USA Glimmer of color
Concrete Mixer Lila Rose Kennedy Buy From Art.com I'm attempting to make a large amount of manmade sea glass for a couple of projects.
I practically knocked my friend over to get this when I saw it sitting atop of the rocks in my favourite cove in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Ireland! It
I found these similar pieces of white glass on three separate trips to a beach on the Olympic Peninsula. Each oval has a horizontal cut across the top
~ By: Jane - Port Townsend, WA Where was this photo taken? Glass gathered on beach near Port Townsend, WA Date, time of day, and weather conditions?
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~ by By: Jessica - Ithaca, NY Sea Glass Collection from Topsail North Carolina Where was this photo taken? Surf City, Topsail Island, North Carolina,
My Beach Glass Designs Puerto Penasco, MX Sea Glass Gifts Background I collect sea glass on my beaches here in Mexico. We have
~ by Eda Strauch - Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain This photo was taken in Vilassar de Mar, a little town by the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona, Spain.
~ Cheryl - British Columbia, Canada This photo was taken in British Columbia, and the beach glass was found on an tiny spit of beach in Victoria, BC
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Sea Glass Photos - sea glass photos Catch of the Day images showing what folks like you can find in just one day at the beach!
~ Question from Erin, Plymouth MA Hi! I'm not a sea glass collector, but I came across the piece of a bowl on a Plymouth beach this week and am curious
Name of the Beach: Divers cove City nearest to that beach: Laguna Beach, California Describe your find: Great chunks of white and old aqua. Lots of brown
How do you polish sea glass? Commend by OdysseySeaGlass: Sea glass could be put in a rock tumbler and would come out polished after some hours. However,
A beach that I am going to visit the end of the month is having sand pumped in from off shore in order to restore the beach. Does anyone know if
I live near a river and was just wondering if tumbled glass can be found on river banks. I've recently discovered sea glass and love searching for it
Sea Glass Crafts Question by Kelsey - Texas: I was wondering what I need to make Sea Glass Mosaics and mirror mosaics? Also I have sand dollars (wholes
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Greetings from Malibu Beach, Californ... Buy From Art.com ~ By: Candy - San Diego, Ca Sea Glass Report: Malibu Beach on the
~ by Victoria Roberts, Bellingham, WA Where was this photo taken? In my house: Bellingham, WA What were your feelngs or impressions when taking this
I was wondering if finding an intact 2 1/4 very abraded clear glass bottle is unusual? The bottle has some faint writing that says: LIQUID COLOR. It's
~ by Jim O'Connor, San Bruno, CA All of this glass was taken along the San Mateo County outer shore, during June and July with the usual daily fog bank
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Jun 24, 2010, Beach Sea Glass
Add your beach sea glass reports here! Stay tuned to the latest sea glass beach finds from around the world!
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Jun 23, 2010, Looking for Art Workshop Instructors - Washington State!
Hi, I'm starting an art workshop business in Friday Harbor, WA and would love to find an instructor who would be interested in teaching a one or two-day
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Jun 23, 2010, Sea Glass Bottle Bottom Numbers
Found a clear sea glass bottle bottom with numbers 101 or IDI and 154 65. Would be interested to know what they mean. ----------- Hi Kate, As always,
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Jun 23, 2010, Art Workshops Offered In Friday Harbor
Wild at Heart Studios is offering one and two day art workshops on beautiful San Juan Island. Check out our calendar for scheduled classes or contact
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Jun 23, 2010, Sea Glass Festival
We are going to have our first Sea Glass Festival March 5th, 2011. Many collectors are very excited about it and believe it will be a big hit. The
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Jun 23, 2010, Purple Sea Glass Heart
Found this beautiful purple sea glass heart on a beach near Souris, Prince Edward Island Canada today....Any comments on it's rarity? Or just general comments.
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Jun 18, 2010, Beaches Added Today
New beaches added in Maine,New Jersey, Florida, and the US Virgin Islands!
Jun 18, 2010, Sea Glass Color Chart
This sea glass color chart has over 100 named colors to help you accurately describe your sea glass and identify rare or valuable sea glass...very important when buying or selling!What is sea glass?
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Jun 14, 2010, Beach Resorts Mexico
Ideas for Vacations - Each of the beach resorts Mexico and Central America Sites below has been reviewed by us at Odyssey Sea Glass. Check them out for info on great travel in the Caribbean Islands!
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Jun 13, 2010, Sea Glass Sun Catcher
This is a butterfly design suncatcher I made using sea glass and beads. It looks complicated but I think anyone who can wire wrap and finish a simple
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Jun 13, 2010, Small blue bottle intact on shore
one day my nephew and i were walking a beach at the jersey shore. i was raised looking for sea glass when ever i was on the beach. one day we went on
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Jun 13, 2010, Is there a way to average the price value for my black and orange glass?
I have two pieces here from my collection that I was thinking about selling. I am only an amateur collector but LOVE sea glass! here they are... the
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Jun 12, 2010, New Beaches Added
New sea glass beach reports have been added today. Check these out and comment on them!
Southport, North Carolina
Sanibel Island, Florida
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
High Island, Texas
Junkanoo/Cable Beach, Bahamas
Sharks Cove, Oahu
Todos Santos, Baja California,Mexico
Las Conchas Beach, Jalisco, Mexico
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jun 11, 2010, clear sea glass with an X
what can you tell me about sea glass with an X on it? --------- Hi Marc, It's pretty hard to say without a photo. If you could upload one there's a better
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Jun 9, 2010, beach glass xmas ornaments
Hope this picture shows up.
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Jun 7, 2010, Sea Glass Identification
This is the photo of the glass I was hoping someone could help me identify. Some markings, but I am not that schooled in glass marks. Thanks, Robi
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Jun 5, 2010, A day at Seaham
photo by Mrs. Logic A Day at Seaham I have been collector of tiny things since I was a small girl, and that passion for the 'find' has never left me.
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Jun 4, 2010, Northern California Sea Glass
I have seen others commenting on Fort Bragg or other northern California sea glass beaches like they were the first ones to hear about it. But when I look
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Jun 4, 2010, tumbling sea glass
Does all sea glass need to be tumbled? How do I drill a piece of glass? Thank you! Joyce ------------ Hi Joyce, Since sea glass or beach glass by definition
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Jun 4, 2010, Black/Green seaglass
Found this great piece of seaglass in New Jersey along with an amazing beach pebble. Maybe somebody can help identify the glass It is very thick 3/8
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Jun 1, 2010, Sea Glass Identification
I found only the bottom of what appears to have been a bottle small rectangle,green. It still has a number and three stamp. I would like to know what
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Jun 1, 2010, Sydney, Nova Scotia " Glass Beach"
Can someone tell me where this is located - I live in Sydney and have never heard of it - thanks
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Jun 1, 2010, Questions or comments on buying sea glass
Ihave many pieces of seaglass of various colors, from cobalt blue to sea-foam green, to turquoise, even some red, orange & pink. I am interested in selling
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Jun 1, 2010, purple button?
We have found several deep purple button like objects. They appear to be extremely old, about the size of a nickle, slight convex shape with an outer
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Jun 1, 2010, Sea Glass Greece May 2010
Here is the lovely glass I found in 1 day in Rhodes Greece, Sunwing Beach
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May 31, 2010, JC - Beach Magic?
I think half the fun of it is finding different spots on your own.you got to use your brain, history of the beach . no fun in just telling the location
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May 31, 2010, Sea Glass Blog
The Odyssey Sea Glass Blog keeps you up to date on the latest additions and changes to the OdysseySeaGlass.com website. Subscribe here...
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May 31, 2010, Sea Glass Jewelry - Why is it Becoming So Popular?
Sea glass jewelry is seeing a surge of popularity, which can be attributed at least partially to the new green culture. Perhaps nothing is more environmentally
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