Cayucos Sea Glass Festival March 9-11, 2018

Cayucos Sea Glass Festival March 9-11, 2018

Sea Glass Blog, Sea Glass Festivals
Mark your calendars for the 8th annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival March 9-11, 2018 in Cayucos, California.   Many visitors and sea glass enthusiasts travel to the quaint beach town of Cayucos to enjoy a weekend of live music and a large array of sea glass and fine sea glass art.   Where: At the Base of the Cayucos Pier   Cost: $7 per day, $15 preview shopping (Saturday ONLY 9-10 a.m.)   Storm Watchers Getaway Don't forget to enter the Storm Watchers Getaway and win a $1,000 Cayucos Getaway.   Mermaid Ball Don't miss out on the Mermaid Ball on Friday March 9, 2018 from 6-10 p.m. held in the Cayucos Sea Glass Pavillion on the beach at the base of the pier. Enjoy live music dancing, photo-ops with…
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List of Sea Glass Groups and Communities

List of Sea Glass Groups and Communities

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If you love sea glass and beach glass, you'll be sure to want to check out the following sea glass groups and communities. These groups and communities have much to offer to sea glass and beach glass collectors, artists, and crafters. Post pictures of your sea glass or beach glass, join discussions, ask questions, sell and buy, and connect with others who are passionate about these precious and transformed gems from oceans and fresh water bodies.   Sea Glass Facebook Groups Members of Sea Glass Artists and Sea Glass Collectors Members of Sea Glass Artists and Sea Glass Collectors is a Facebook group where you can share your love of authentic sea glass. Feel free to post your pictures of sea glass, sea glass crafts, and sea glass jewelry. Also,…
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Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California

Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California

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FORT BRAGG'S GLASS BEACH The best Sea Glass Beach in Northern California is located on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. Fort Bragg's Glass Beach is considered by many to have the largest concentration of sea glass in the world. There are three glass beach sites in Glass Beach. Even though the sea glass has been picked over and has been disappearing over that past few decades, there is still plenty of sea glass on the shores in the coves below the cliffs. Legally, you may collect sea glass on Sites One and Two on the shore below the mean high tide line. Site Three is located in Mackerricher State Park. Taking sea glass from Site Three is prohibited; however, there isn't that much sea glass on Site Three anyway. Sites One and Two have more…
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Lime Green Sea Glass: Where Does it Come From

Lime Green Sea Glass: Where Does it Come From

Lime Green Sea Glass, Sea Glass Blog
Most lime green sea glass found on the shore today comes from soda bottles manufactured during the 60s and 70s. A few of the shards come from lime green Depression glass and other specialty glass. Lime sea glass is uncommon. The odds of finding it are approximately 1 in 50 to 100 out of all the sea glass you find.   Lime Green Soda Bottles Much of the lime sea glass along the shore comes from soda bottles from bottling companies that used lime green glass for beverages such as 7Up, Squirt, Simba, Quench, Mountain Dew, Fresca, and Sprite. These brightly green colored shards usually stand out on the shore for the lucky sea collector who happens to walk by. The production years for lime green glass soda bottles ranges from the early 1900s to the 1970s…
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Cheerful and Sunny: Extremely Rare Yellow Sea Glass

Cheerful and Sunny: Extremely Rare Yellow Sea Glass

Sea Glass Blog, Yellow Sea Glass
While yellow sea glass is a cheerful, sunny color and a rare and lucky find, it's not as cherished by most collectors and sea glass jewelers as much as red and turquoise.   Odds of Finding Yellow Sea Glass Like red and turquoise sea glass, few yellow glass shards have found their way onto the shore, making yellow sea glass extremely rare. Approximately 1 in every 3,000 to 4,000 sea glass shards found along the shore are yellow.   Why is Yellow Sea Glass Extremely Rare Because most yellow glass has been made into specialty, ornamental, and Vaseline glass, most people have hang on to it instead of throwing it away. Another reason for the scarcity of yellow sea glass is not too much yellow glass was mass produced over the last few centuries.     Where Does Yellow Sea Glass…
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Sea Glass Poetry

Sea Glass Poetry

Sea Glass Poetry
Sea Glass Poetry         See Glass The glass bottle tossed from human hands lands back Home Onto Sand and Silica Along the Fecund Sugary Shore where she lies Under the Ribs of the Wind through cycles that bring Warmth from Light and Comfort under Dark.   The hands of the Tides reach and pull her Inside their wet caves where she rubs Against Rocks and Sand Under soothing Caws and Wooshes Until Pregnant with Salt.   Her Frosty Patina cracks open and gives birth To Shards who float away On the Breasts of Briny Currents Until they swim back to the Shore hugged By the Yellow Moon and Orange Sun.   People pluck their plump tiny bodies From their Home And take them back To a familiar dry place away from the Sea  
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Melted Bliss: Bonfire Sea Glass

Melted Bliss: Bonfire Sea Glass

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WHERE DOES BONFIRE SEA GLASS COME FROM? Most bonfire sea glass comes from three main sources: beach bonfires, building fires, and controlled land-fill fires. When sea glass or glass burns at high temperatures--usually around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit--it melts and blends or fuses with other glass and other materials nearby such as metal and inorganic materials. It also fuses with sand and rocks. FUSED IN HEAT AND TUMBLED BY THE SEA: THE JOURNEY OF BONFIRE SEA GLASS After the glass or sea glass has melted or fused together, it begins or continues its journey along the shore into the water where it tumbles and moves around pushed and polished by the movement of the tides against the sand and rocks until one day it makes its way back onto the shore for some lucky person…
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Sea Glass Beach Update: What’s Going on With the Coastal Restoration in Fort Bragg?

Sea Glass Beach Update: What’s Going on With the Coastal Restoration in Fort Bragg?

Glass Beach, Sea Glass Blog
Construction is underway at Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. Here's the latest information and what you need to know to find sea glass on Glass Beach. Construction started in August 2014 for the City's Coastal Restoration and Trail Project, and already significant changes have been made. The City has started to restore depleted landscape back to its native ecosystem and started to lay the base for the new trail. The project is significant because it consists of a whopping 92-acre, 4.5 mile trail project. The trail to Glass Beach has been closed and fenced off. No Trespassing signs are posted. A grand opening of the Coastal Restoration and Trail Project has been scheduled for August 2015. How to Get to Glass Beach During Construction Currently, you can access…
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Seafoam Sea Glass: Where Does It Come From

Seafoam Sea Glass: Where Does It Come From

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Most seafoam sea glass shards come from old Coca-Cola bottles and other soda bottles, beer bottles, fruit jars, baking soda bottles, and ink bottles. Because Coca-Cola bottles were so popular and difficult to transport, many were made locally around the world, so the green hue varied from soft green to soft green with a tint of blue. While RC Cola and Dr. Pepper produced soda bottles in soft green for a time, many of bottles made in the soft green, seafoam color were manufactured by Coca-Cola beginning in the late 1800s to mid 1900s. Older Seafoam Sea Glass Thicker shards of seafoam sea glass with a blue tint are probably older, especially if bubbles appear inside the sea glass. Odds of Finding a Seafoam Sea Glass Shard The odds of finding…
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Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass

Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass

Purple Sea Glass, Sea Glass Blog
The name amethyst derives from the Greek word meaning sobriety. It also symbolizes love, passion, creativity, and spirituality. Romans associated amethyst with their water god Neptune. If you were born in February, amethyst is your birthstone. If you've found a purple (amethyst) sea glass shard, consider yourself quite lucky. The odds of finding one are about 1 in 300 or more.   Where Does Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass Come From? Most softly colored purple ( amethyst) sea glass comes from clear glass that contains manganese and had been exposed to sunlight for several years. The more manganese the glass contains and the more exposure it had to the sun, the deeper its purple hue became. Glass manufactured with manganese was primarily used for household dishes, cups, bottles, and food containers. Depression glass…
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