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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Find Sea Glass in Lahaina, Hawaii

Find Sea Glass in Lahaina, Hawaii

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There are many places in Maui where you can find sea glass, especially if you walk along the shore at low tide where small pebbles lie on the beach. I've read in forums and in comment sections on blogs that people have found nice sea glass shards in Lahaina in front of Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Maui; however, much of the sea glass has disappeared. Find Sea Glass in Kahana, Maui One place where you'll be sure to find some sea glass is a small cove off Lower Honoapiilani Road at the end of Pohaku Park. Pohaku Park is also referred to as S-Turns because of curve that used to be there until it was straightened.   Go During Low Tide One caveat: Be sure to go an hour before or…
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Is There Sea Glass in Manhattan Beach?

Is There Sea Glass in Manhattan Beach?

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Located on the sunny coast of Southern California, Manhattan Beach is a charming beach town known for its Open Volleyball Tournaments and Surf Festivals. Unfortunately, this small but quaint beach city is not known for its sea glass. SEA GLASS IN MANHATTAN BEACH Even though the beach is a little over two miles long, the fine sand and lack of rock formations make Manhattan Beach a poor choice for anyone looking to find sea glass; however, some people have reported finding sea glass in Manhattan Beach at low tide after a storm. Unfortunately, it rarely rains in Southern California. On the other hand, Manhattan Beach is still a favorite spot for many beach lovers. You can stroll along the boardwalk that runs parallel to the bike path, check out the…
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Sea Glass in Davenport, California

Sea Glass in Davenport, California

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Davenport, California is located approximately 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. It's a small, secluded beach town on California's coast. While there have been reports of people finding beautiful, multicolored sea glass shards, recently finding sea glass on Davenport Beach has been more difficult. Some of the locals say that people bring shovels at low tide to dig for sea glass because the sea glass is not as abundant anymore. Sea Glass is Disappearing On Davenport Beach Besides the collecting of sea glass, the main reason sea glass has been disappearing is less glass has been dumped into the Vicente Creek that flows from the mountains to the ocean. Mystery of Colorful Sea Glass Near Vicente Creek on the Beach in Davenport, California After a heavy rainstorm in the 1970s, the…
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Elegant and Rare Pink Sea Glass

Elegant and Rare Pink Sea Glass

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Most rare pink sea glass comes from transparent pattern-molded Depression glass tableware produced during the 1920s to the 1950s. The majority of its production was during the 1930s when the demand for affordable glassware rose during the Depression. Patterns and Colors Depression glass was produced in many assorted patterns and colors. Besides pink, most Depression glassware also came in other transparent colors such as yellow, green, light blue, and clear and translucent pastel blue and green. If you're interested in looking at the many different patterns of Depression glass, check out depression-glass.net. Finding Pink Sea Glass The odds of finding pink sea glass are rare: approximately 1 in 1,000, says Richard LaMotte author of Pure Sea Glass: Nature's Vanishing Gems. So far, I've only found two frosty pink shards in…
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Sea Glass Beaches in Southern California

Sea Glass Beaches in Southern California

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Even though many sea glass hunters rave of their finds on northern California beaches, there are beaches in southern California where you can also find sea glass.   Redondo Beach My favorite beach near my home to collect sea glass is located in the most southern part of Redondo Beach and Torrance Beach.  An hour before low tide, I begin my journey at the end of the bike path and head south along the water's edge towards Palos Verdes. Redondo Beach is a fickle beach for finding sea glass. Chances are good I'll find at least two or three nice shards, but some days, I don't find any sea glass. On a few occasions, the sea glass gods have blessed me with 10 to 20 shards. The best time to find…
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How to Identify Black Sea Glass

How to Identify Black Sea Glass

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Many experienced sea glass collectors will say black is one of the most difficult pieces to find. Besides the odds being about 1 in 2,000 that you'll find one, black sea glass is also more elusive because of the challenge to recognize it lying on the shore among dark rocks. Black Sea Glass Collecting Most sea glass collectors covet black shards because of their scarcity, and because black glass has been produced in limited amounts in contemporary times, much of the black sea glass lying on the beach is decades to hundreds of years old.   The Beauty of Black Most black sea glass is not black. Rather its true color is a dark, olive green or dark amber. When it's dry, it looks black. The beauty of black sea glass…
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Rare Red Sea Glass

Rare Red Sea Glass

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If you happen to find red sea glass, consider yourself extremely lucky. The odds of finding red are approximately one in every 5,000 pieces of sea glass you find. Even though orange sea glass is rarer than red, many sea glass collectors say the red sea glass shards they find are their most prized possessions. Most sea glass jewelers covent authentic red sea glass and consider it more valuable than diamonds.   Where Does Red Sea Glass Come From? Most red sea glass comes from Victorian lamps, lanterns, stained glass, tableware, automobile brake lights, marine lights, beer bottles, Depression glass, and marbles, according to Richard LaMotte in his book Pure Sea Glass.  The hues of red sea glass found are usually either crimson red or vibrant red. Vibrant red shards…
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Milk Glass Sea Glass

Milk Glass Sea Glass

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Most milk glass sea glass comes from tableware. Its peak production periods were between the 1890s and the 1950s when it was used for things like coffee mugs, plates, jars and vases. Milk glass has been produced worldwide over hundreds of years, so dating it can be difficult because its main production period spans over such a long period of time.   Colors of Milk Glass Besides opaque white, milk glass also comes in a few other colors such as lime green (Jadeite), creamy yellow (Custard glass), purple and soft blue. Yellow custard glass was popular in the United States between the 1890s up to 1910. It was also produced many years before in Europe, China, and Egypt. Like white milk glass, custard milk glass was also used mainly for…
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