Half Rounds - what are they?

by Judy H
(Visalia, Ca)

Half-round sea glass finds indentified?

Half-round sea glass finds indentified?

Does anyone know what these were (are)?

They are round on the top and flat on the bottom.

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Half rounds
by: Anonymous

I have a really nice collection of these I call them gum drops and felt really lucky when I found one. Some are very small, others dime size, lots of deep colors also with stripes and a lot of them glow under black light.

I took them to the sea glass museum at Fort Bragg and was told they are at least 60-70 years old and perhaps they are from a game lost on the beach, he said they were popular at that time.

It took me 10 years of collecting them and it's been 7 years since I found anymore, the area was Near Bodega Bay, Ca .

PS be careful of rogue waves, slippery rocks and getting lost in the fog.

by: Judy H

Thank you all for your comments.

Sad to think people are "seeding" glass pieces but I guess they think it's better than searching for the real thing. NOT!! Although these may have been seeded quite a while ago since they are so tumbled (unless of course, they did that themselves ... don't want to think about that).

But you're right about the bottom one - I do think it's a half marble.

Round on top flat on bottom
by: Toni

They could be what others are saying...but if you see swirls inthe glass its probably a old marble broke in half and tumbled around for years....it would actually be an awesome find!!!

Flat bottom
by: james

They can be found at art supply stores.
I have been finding then at all the beaches I go to in the last year. They are seeded.

What are Half Rounds
by: rc

The description is similar to a decorative stone sold in the craft stores AC Moore or Michaels.

They are used in stepping stones or in the base of a glass vase to add color. They are probably a little bigger than a dime in diameter, are smooth on the bottom and have a raised dome top

Half Rounds
by: Esma from Mixed Bead Bags

These could be cabochons used in making jewelry. One side is flat so they can be glued onto jewelry findings.

Top round, bottom flat sea glass ID
by: David

Thanks for this interesting question.

Usually, a round piece of glass about the size of a dime and flat on the bottom is one of those originally-shiny things that are used by floral arrangers to hold the flower stems in place.

On the other hand, the bottom object is almost positively a cat-eye marble.

A photo of the pieces from the side would be great.

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