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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How Sea Glass Is Made in the Ocean

How Sea Glass Is Made in the Ocean

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"Things perfected by nature are beter than those finished by art."-- Marcus Tullus Cicero The Serendipity of Sea Glass Many sea glass collectors believe that sea glass is more valuable than precious gems. Several crafters use sea glass to make beautiful jewelry and other crafts. People even spend money to buy sea glass, especially the rarer shapes and colors like orange, red, pink, yellow, turquoise, cobalt blue, and sea foam. Who would have thought that the ocean could take dumped trash, tumble it around in water and sand for decades and push it back onto the shore in spectacular thick, frosty and rounded gems.   How is Sea Glass Made?   It's Not Just About the Surf and Sand It's not just the pounding surf against the sand that turns…
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Sea Glass Colors: What Are the Odds of Finding Them?

Sea Glass Colors: What Are the Odds of Finding Them?

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Common Sea Glass Colors The main thing that affects sea glass rarity is whether or not its color has been mass produced over the past several decades. For example, beachcombers usually find a lot of white, brown, and Kelly green sea glass because these colors of glass have been mass produced since the last century by bottling companies that sell a lot of soda and beer. Rare Sea Glass Colors Colors of sea glass that fall into the rare and extremely rare categories like red, orange, yellow, pink, and turquoise come from sources such as household glassware, Depression glassware, art glass, car lights, ink bottles, fruit jars, lamps, perfume bottles, and flasks. These items are not as ubiquitous as soda and beer bottles. Also, the process, chemicals, and elements to produce rare colors of glass…
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How to Find Bulk Sea Glass

How to Find Bulk Sea Glass

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If you need a lot of sea glass but don't have the time to collect sea glass, you can purchase it in bulk. Here are some tips to help you find sea glass in large quantities: Check out eBay for bulk sea glass. Sea glass is a popular item on eBay, and it sells well. However, you want to be sure to check out the seller's credentials, and be sure he or she has a lot of positive feedback for selling sea glass. Many times people create artificial sea glass by tumbling glass in a tumbler, and then they sell it as genuine surf tumbled sea glass. Fake sea glass is not the same as genuine sea glass. Usually the edges are not as rounded and the frosting is different…
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Rare Sea Glass

Rare Sea Glass

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Some people who stroll along the beach don't look twice at some of the beautiful frosty, colorful glass that has been placed back on the shore by the tide after years of tumbling in the ocean. Others, however, appreciate the value of sea glass and understand the living ocean's powers to expel trash and rejuvenate itself. But because the planet has gone greener and plastic has replaced a lot of glass bottles, sea glass is becoming harder to find. More and more, people are learning to understand and appreciate the value of these precious gems weathered by the sea, especially rarer sea glass colors. Sea Glass Color, Shape, Origens, and Age Color The thing that most defines the rarity of sea glass is its colors. Extremely rare sea glass includes…
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What is Sea Glass?

What is Sea Glass?

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Sea glass is fragments of glass or ceramic pieces that made their way into oceans, lakes, rivers, or streams and were tossed around by water and sand until they found their way back to the shore years later in a different, spectacular form. The Irony of Sea Glass The irony of sea glass is that it usually begins as discarded trash tossed in or near the ocean. The movement of the water and sand tumbles it over time similarly to how a rock tumbler turns stones into gems. It's estimated that the process of transforming discarded glass into beautiful sea glass takes approximately fifteen to over sixty years. Many artists make sea glass into jewelry. Other creative craft makers use sea glass for a number of things like wreathes, mosaics wind…
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How to Find Sea Glass On the Beach

How to Find Sea Glass On the Beach

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It's a wonderful feeling to stroll along the ocean's edge and spot a frosty piece of glass lying at your feet, but did you know there are things you can do to increase your chances of finding more of these precious gems from the sea? 1. Check Tide Times and Go Sea Glass Collecting During Low Tide Because usually the best time to find sea glass is at low tide, the first thing you should do is check the low and high tide reports before planning your sea glass collecting trips. Plan to go sea glass collecting a couple hours before and after low tide. Of course it's still possible to find sea glass during high tides, but overall, most sea glass aficionados say they find more during low tide.  …
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