Find Sea Glass on El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Find Sea Glass on El Matador State Beach, Malibu

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On the way home from a Santa Barbara sea glass hunt and on a whim, I stopped at El Matador State Beach in Malibu. Even if you're not looking for sea glass, El Matador is a beautiful beach to visit. As long as you don't mind walking down a few trails and some steep stairs, you won't regret visiting this breathtaking beach. One Caveat for El Matador State Beach Be aware, however, that there are no facilities for beach visitors. Bring your own food and drinks, and be prepared to walk back up to the top of the cliff to use the bathroom (one outhouse) that's located at the edge of the parking lot. Sea Glass on El Matador State Beach I was only on El Matador beach for a…
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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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Find Sea Glass in Redondo Beach, California

Find Sea Glass in Redondo Beach, California

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There is plenty of sea glass in Redondo Beach, California. You just have to know the right spot. On Father's Day 2012, I walked along the most southern edge of Redondo Beach, and I found many nice pieces during the first low tide of the day. The area where I actually found a nice handfull of sea glass was in front of Malaga Cove where Redondo Beach meets Palos Verdes Estates. It was a gloomy, foggy day, which is typical weather in June in the South Bay area of California. The temperature, however, was still comfortable for sea glass collecting.   Find Sea Glass at the Southern Edge of Redondo Beach Because it was Father's Day, the beach was a little crowded even though it was a little foggy. While…
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La Jolla Cove Sea Glass

La Jolla Cove Sea Glass

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One of the best places to find sea glass in Southern California is at La Jolla Cove near San Diego. I went there with my daughter and two grandchildren on June 15, 2012 an hour before low tide. La Jolla is just a little north of San Diego, California. It's a beautiful and popular beach to visit even if you're not going to collect sea glass. Lots of Sea Glass Shards in La Jolla There was plenty of nicely frosted sea glass on the beach in La Jolla.  A lot of the shards were small, but it was still a lot of fun because sea glass was everywhere. Here are some pictures of our day at La Jolla Cove. The Tide Brought In Lots of Small Shards Take a close…
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How to Make a Sea Glass Wreath

How to Make a Sea Glass Wreath

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Bring coastal charm into any room in your home by hanging a handmade sea glass wreath. Sea glass comes in several different colors and sizes. The most common are green, brown and clear. You can make a wreath out of any color or any combination of colors, but most make wreaths in green, blue, or clear to symbolize the color of water. Use different size sea glass shards for the best aesthetics. Glue large shards first, then medium, and finally small shards to fill in the gaps. Making your own sea glass wreath is super easy. Things You'll Need Sea glass (genuine or faux) A wreath base made out of straw, grapevine, polystyrene, or styrofoam Hot glue gun and glue or E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue Paper plate Q-tips Satin Ribbon…
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Sea Glass Candle Ideas

Sea Glass Candle Ideas

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Add a whimsical, coastal mood by using sea glass candles to decorate for events such as parties and wedding receptions. With a little imagination and a little glue, you can make a lot of different types of candles with sea glass. Mosaic Candles With a some jeweler's glue or a glue gun, stick pieces of sea glass to a candle. Prepare First Be sure to be prepared by putting down some newspaper or wax paper before gluing. Start Gluing Glue the backside of a piece of sea glass, press it against the candle and hold for five seconds pressing firmly. Continue gluing more pieces of sea glass until the candle is covered. Create Magic Use different colors of sea glass or use similar colors on candles. It depends on the effect…
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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 Make Sea Glass Jewelry

How to Make Sea Glass Jewelry

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In the past few decades, sea glass has become popular among crafters. It begins its journey as glass perhaps as a bottle, tableware, or other household item. After it has been dumped as trash and then tossed around in the ocean for several years, it breaks into smaller pieces. Over time its shape becomes thick and smooth and its color becomes frosted, which makes it pretty for for jewelry. After many decades or longer, the tide carries sea glass back to the shore for lucky beachcombers to find and bring it back home again. Sea glass is an archaeological piece of human history that makes it more sentimental and nostalgic than many other gems. Each shard has a history and a story. Some shards are centuries old. Even writers sometimes…
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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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