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your Odyssey Sea Glass News #055 - When Autumn Leaves..."
October 26, 2011

Make your hobby your business.
We did!
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.

Sea Glass Bead Sea Glass Marble

You see it hiding in the rocks? Kind of?

Sea Glass Bead Sea Glass Marble
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 Sea Glass Marble
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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New Stuff!

Oct 22, Stained Glass Sea Glass Mosaics, Sea Glass Art
Friday, October 21, 2011 10:41 PM
Best stained glass sea glass art and crafts, and information on collecting, grading, colors, and beaches to find sea glass...

Oct 21, Congratulations to Maureen Bruce!
Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:48 PM

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 -

Oct 19, Sea Glass from Kauai!! - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:36 AM

~ 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.

Oct 19, Mackinaw Island Decanter Stopper - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:42 AM

~ By: StoneMe - West Michigan Where was this photo taken? Photo was taken on historical Mackinac Island, Michigan this past summer. Date, time of day,

Oct 19, Scottish Sea Glass - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:20 AM

~ 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

Oct 19, Memories and Recollections - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 6:30 PM

~ By: Callie - California, USA Where was this photo taken? California Date, time of day, and weather conditions? 3 PM, daylight, sunny and blue skies.

Oct 18, Sea Glass Shard Identification
Monday, October 17, 2011 8:42 PM

Sea Glass Shard Identification Page - Sea Glass and Antique Bottle Identification in relation to beach combing and...

Oct 17, Found frosted beach glass (brown in color)
Monday, October 17, 2011 7:13 AM

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

Oct 14, August, 2011 - found on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario
Friday, October 14, 2011 4:59 PM

~ 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

Oct 14, Vintage Javex Bottle in a Sea of Glass! - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Friday, October 14, 2011 4:28 PM

~ By: Jill - Espanola, Ontario, Canada Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken in Espanola, Ontario Date, time of day, and weather conditions?

Oct 14, Miracle of the seaglass! - October 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:19 PM

~ By: Estela027, Spain Where was this photo taken? Balearic Islands,Spain Date, time of day, and weather conditions? January, 2011. In the afternoon.

Oct 12, Save on Holiday Crafts!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:11 AM

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Oct 12, Ceramic and Pottery Shards
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 9:19 PM

Beautiful photos and descriptions of Ceramic and Pottery Shards from various beaches and where they to find them!

Oct 11, Sea Glass Colors
Monday, October 10, 2011 9:38 PM

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

Oct 8, My weeks worth of finds.....
Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:27 PM

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,

Oct 8, Sea Glass Art
Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:26 PM

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

Oct 3, Please help identify this Red Sea Glass
Monday, October 03, 2011 8:57 AM

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

Oct 3, Attaching sea glass to house numbers
Monday, October 03, 2011 8:44 AM

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

Oct 3, Its a dogs life....Or so I thought
Monday, October 03, 2011 8:30 AM

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

Oct 3, And the Winner is...Septermber 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Monday, October 03, 2011 7:59 AM

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.

Congratulations Giselle!

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

PS: To get a rundown on the latest from Odyssey Sea Glass and the sea glass community, subscribe to our Free Sea Glass Newsletter.

Oct 3, Colorful memories - September 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Monday, October 03, 2011 7:34 AM

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).

Sep 28, Sea glass at Long Beach Island
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:59 PM

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,

Sep 28, Old San Juan near fort and Capitol building
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:01 PM

San Juan, Puerto Rico J. Presley Buy From Sea Glass Report - Old San Juan near Capitol building and fort San Juan, Puerto

Sep 28, Sea Glass Jewelery Making Classes
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:53 PM

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?

Sep 28, Del-Nor Wiggins
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:48 PM

~ 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

Sep 27, Mudjin Harbor in Turks and Caicos - Sea Glass Report
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:35 PM

~ 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

Sep 26, San Bruno, California - Pretty Beachin'
Monday, September 26, 2011 8:05 AM

Pretty Beachin' San Bruno, California - USA Glimmer of color

Sep 26, Manmade Sea Glass
Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:07 PM

Concrete Mixer Lila Rose Kennedy Buy From I'm attempting to make a large amount of manmade sea glass for a couple of projects.

Sep 21, 9/15/11 - Greystones, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:28 PM

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

Sep 21, Help identifying these sea glass pieces?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:55 PM

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

Sep 21, Good enough to eat! - September 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:53 PM

~ 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?

Sep 21, Buy Online Advertising - Website's Online Advertising Rates
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:55 PM

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Sep 21, Sea Glass Collection - September 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:22 PM

~ by By: Jessica - Ithaca, NY Sea Glass Collection from Topsail North Carolina Where was this photo taken? Surf City, Topsail Island, North Carolina,

Sep 20, My Beach Glass Designs
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:51 AM

My Beach Glass Designs Puerto Penasco, MX Sea Glass Gifts Background I collect sea glass on my beaches here in Mexico. We have

Sep 18, Not where it should be, but as if it were.... - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:01 AM

~ 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.

Sep 17, Summer Seaglass Stack - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:48 PM

~ 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

Sep 17, Odyssey Sea Glass Store
Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:29 AM

Odyssey Sea Glass Store - Buy sea glass related products from our store. A variety of gifts for all sea glass lovers...

Sep 17, Sea Glass Store 2
Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:50 AM

Odyssey Sea Glass Store 2 - Buy sea glass related products from our store. A variety of gifts for all sea glass lovers...

Sep 15, Sea Glass Photos Catch of the Day 2
Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:23 PM

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!

Sep 14, Ceramic Beach Shard Identification?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:10 PM

~ 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

Sep 14, Laguna Beach Divers Cove
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:37 PM

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

Sep 14, Polishing Sea Glass
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:17 PM

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,

Sep 14, Sea Glass hunting on restored beach.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:14 PM

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

Sep 14, River Glass
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:58 PM

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

Sep 14, Making Sea Glass Mosaics and Mirror Mosaics?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:04 PM

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

Sep 13, 15 percent OFF T Shirts, Steins, and Mugs!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 4:47 PM

Before September 25th - Enter code: TEEMUGSPROST at checkout in the "Zazzle Coupons/Gift Certificates" box

Sep 11, Malibu Pier
Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:27 AM

Greetings from Malibu Beach, Californ... Buy From ~ By: Candy - San Diego, Ca Sea Glass Report: Malibu Beach on the

Sep 11, I HEART Sea Glass - September 2011 Sea Glass Digital Photo Contest
Sunday, September 11, 2011 9:09 AM

~ by Victoria Roberts, Bellingham, WA Where was this photo taken? In my house: Bellingham, WA What were your feelngs or impressions when taking this

Sep 11, Intact tiny bottle? Sea Glass Identification
Sunday, September 11, 2011 7:10 AM

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

Sep 9, Arranging the Finds - September 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:36 PM

~ 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!

East Coast:
Southport, North Carolina
Sanibel Island, Florida
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Gulf States:
High Island, Texas

Bahamas: /a>
Junkanoo/Cable Beach, Bahamas
Jaws Beach

Hawaii: /a>
Sharks Cove, Oahu

Mexico: /a>
Todos Santos, Baja California,Mexico
Las Conchas Beach, Jalisco, Mexico

Middle East:
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 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 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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