Sea Glass: Blue Tinies

Sea Glass: Blue Tinies

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Many of the tiny blue sea glass shards I find had made their home on the shores of Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. Most are cobalt blue. Other shades of blue I've found include cornflower, aqua, soft blue, teal and once in a great while when I'm lucky I'll find a tiny turquoise shard.   Cobalt Blue Sea Glass The manufacturing of cobalt blue glass dates back all the way to the creation of ancient Egyptian pottery. The popularity of cobalt blue for household glassware still continues today. If you find a shard of cobalt blue sea glass, it's possible it came from a medicine bottle, Noxzema jar, Vicks Vapor Rug jar, or Bromo-Seltzer bottle from the early 1900s before the manufacturers switched from glass to plastic for their containers.   Cornflower, Aqua, and Soft Blue Sea Glass Cornflower,…
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Amethyst and Sea Foam Sea Glass

Amethyst and Sea Foam Sea Glass

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Amethyst and sea foam sea glass are two of my favorite colors. They look lovely together.   Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass Purple or amethyst sea glass comes from mostly clear glass that contains manganese. After the clear glass has been exposed to the sun, manganese oxidizes to a faint, purple hue. Depression glassware and other glass containers come in purple too. If you've found purple sea glass, consider yourself lucky. It's quite rare.   Sea Foam (Light Green) Sea Glass Sea foam or light green sea glass comes mostly from soda and beer bottles. It's not as rare as purple sea glass, but it's still a nice find.  
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Find Sea Glass in the Revenge Television Series

Find Sea Glass in the Revenge Television Series

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If you love sea glass, you just might love the hit television series Revenge created by Mike Kelley. The planting of sea glass throughout some of the scenes appears to coincide with the close relationships in the life of the protagonist Emily Thorne. Many times during the series we see sea glass or hear it mentioned when Emily is around the people she cares about the most. What is Sea Glass   Sea Glass in the First Episode of Revenge In Season One Episode One, we hear a young Emily ask her father, David Clarke, which he likes more: sea glass or starfish. Her father responds, "Starfish." Also in Season One we soon learn that Emily and her true love Jack Porter collected sea glass together on the beach when they were children. Unfortunately, Emily's character hooks up with Daniel…
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Vaseline, UV, Ultraviolet, and Uranium Sea Glass: What is it?

Vaseline, UV, Ultraviolet, and Uranium Sea Glass: What is it?

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It's referred to by different names: Vaseline, UV, ultraviolet, and uranium sea glass, but what is it? Because it was produced with the element uranium, Vaseline or UV sea glass is glass that's easily recognized as it glows under a black or ultraviolet light. The more uranium the sea glass contains, the brighter it will glow under a black light. However, Vaseline or UV sea glass contains only up to 2% uranium, which is such a small amount that experts say it's not considered harmful to humans.   What Was Vaseline and UV Glass Used For Vaseline and UV glass was mainly used for everyday household glassware. The main production periods for Vaseline and UV glass were during the late 1800s and up until the World War II when the use of uranium for…
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How to Make a Solar Sea Glass Light

How to Make a Solar Sea Glass Light

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After being inspired on Pinterest by all the things people are doing with Mason jars, I just had to make a sea glass Mason jar. One thing I've also been wanting to make is a sea glass nightlight, so while cruising through the Dollar Tree and looking at the solar lights, I had a solar sea glass Mason jar epiphany. Making the sea glass jar is super easy, and it only takes a few hours. Things You'll Need Sea glass (real or faux) Mason jar E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue White paint for lid Solar light   Step One Gather sea glass shards. I chose mostly sea foam, a few white, a few cobalt blue, and a some lime green. You can make a design too. I decided on a flower. The…
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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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Glass Beach Kauai, Hawaii

Glass Beach Kauai, Hawaii

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If you find yourself on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, be sure to check out Glass Beach in Eleele. Because it's surrounded by an industrial area, it's not considered the most beautiful beach in Hawaii. Nonetheless, you'll be sure to find sea glass. The locals will tell you that Glass Beach has been picked over for years, so the sea glass is not as plentiful. Many also say that most of the sea glass pieces are ordinary tiny white and brown shards. While this is true, it's still possible to find some rare sea glass.   In June 2014, my husband and I went to Glass Beach on Kauai. We saw plenty of patchy areas of small brown and white shards, but we also found some nice jelly bean shaped blue shards, a…
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How to Make a Sea Glass Vase

How to Make a Sea Glass Vase

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Sea glass vases are popular and make great gifts too. If you want a sea glass glass vase but don't want to spend a lot of money, you can make your own with a glass vase, sea glass and some glue. For this project, I bought a glass vase from JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon. I used real sea glass collected from northern California beaches and E-6000 glue. Things You'll Need Glass vase Real or faux sea glass E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue Paper plates Q-tips Learn different ways to make your own sea glass Step One Wash glass vase with soap and water. Set aside to dry. If desired, use some rubbing alcohol to wipe any residue off vase.   Step Two Spread out sea glass on table. If…
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How to Make an Angel Sea Glass Wind Chime

How to Make an Angel Sea Glass Wind Chime

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You can make a sea glass wind chime easily. For this DIY project, I'm making an angel wind chime with sea glass, parts of an old wind chime that started falling apart, and some little blue glass shells I picked up at the Dollar Store. You can choose whatever trinkets you like for your sea glass wind chime. These directions, however, work best with glass. Things You'll Need Sea Glass Other glass trinkets if desired Starfish E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue (Best for glass) Q-tips White paper plate Fishing line (I'm using 3 lb.) Scotch tape Scissors Raffia   Step One Gather sea glass shards for angels. Lay the shards in angel shapes: one large white shard for the body, two white triangle shards for the wings, one round white shard…
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How to Make a Mosaic Sea Glass Candle Holder

How to Make a Mosaic Sea Glass Candle Holder

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Bring some of the seashore to your home with a sea glass sailboat candle holder. Things You'll Need Glass jar (I bought the glass jar for $1 at the Dollar Store.) E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue Q-tips Paper plate or paper towels Sea glass (real or faux)   Step One Decide on a design. Spread out sea glass on the table. Move pieces around until you get a desired effect. For this example, I'm using mostly white sea glass. I'm using brown, green, sea foam, and cobalt blue shards for a colored sailboat to contrast against the white.   Step Two Glue sea glass. Be sure to open a window and use E-6000 in a well ventilated area. The odor of the glue is quite potent. Squeeze a little E-6000 glue on…
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