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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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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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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Sea Glass Jewelry

Sea Glass Jewelry

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Sea Glass Jewelry by Find Sea Glass Designs Besides making sea glass crafts for around my home, I've also been experimenting with sea glass jewelry. I started wire wrapping sea glass first, then I started soldering and glueing, and soon after that I used my husband's drill press to drill sea glass for jewelry. After a bit of a rough start making sea glass jewelry, luckily I made new friend during a visit to Glass Beach who told me to use Triple Ripple Diamond Drills. Since I bought Triple Ripples, drilling sea glass has been a lot faster and easier. Here are a few of my favorite pieces. White, Sea Foam, and Cobalt Blue Earrings I bought sterling silver earrings, jump hoops, and headpins at Joann's. The hearts at 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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Orange Sea Glass

Orange Sea Glass

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If you've found orange sea glass, you're quite lucky. The odds of finding orange are about 1 in 10,000, says Richard Lamotte author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems. Why is Orange Sea Glass So Rare? The main reason orange sea glass is so rare is the color was not manufactured as much as other colored glass. In addition, back in the early 1900s, there was little evidence left behind that documented how orange glass was made, but it's likely little orange glass was produced because the chances of creating the same exact orange hue with chemicals in different batches of glass was challenging. Where Does Orange Sea Glass Come From? Glass manufacturers such as Jeanette, Federal, Fire-King, and Imperial made translucent orange tableware in the early 1900s.…
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Common and Rare Sea Glass Colors

Common and Rare Sea Glass Colors

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Because the color of sea glass is determined mostly by its source, on average, most sea glass shards people find lying on the shore come in the three most popular glass colors: green, clear white, and brown. Others colors, however, like orange, red, yellow, purple, and turquoise and even black are rare. Most sea glass come from bottles. A smaller percentage depending on color come from tableware, specialty glass, vases, stained glass, windows, car lights, marbles, insulators, and other forms of glass. Depending on where you collect sea glass, some colors might be rarer than others. For example, if you look for sea glass along the coasts of the United States, you'll likely find fewer rare cobalt blue, sea foam, orange or red shards than if you lived in another…
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Sea Glass Marbles

Sea Glass Marbles

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Children--and some adults too--have enjoyed playing with marbles for thousands of years. According to Richard LaMotte author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature"s Vanishing Gems, marbles have been found with the remains of Egyptian children. In the United States, clay marbles were mass produced in the 1880s: however, the popularity of marbles decreased in the latter half of the 20th century. Today antique marble collecting is popular. There is even an organization named Marble Collectors Society of America.  The site has a lot of pictures and information about the history of marbles. Find Sea Glass Marbles Sea glass marbles are rare. I haven't found one yet, but I did see a woman find a pretty blue one on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. She let me look at it…
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Everything You Need to Know About Sea Glass Beads

Everything You Need to Know About Sea Glass Beads

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Most people who look for sea glass beads usually buy faux sea glass beads in soft pastel colors. The Difference Between Real and Faux Sea Glass Beads Small authentic surf-tumbled and rounded sea glass beads like those that come from buttons, marbles, ornaments, and lights are extremely rare. Moreover, they're usually frosty not all perfectly symmetrical. Most collectors tend to keep the sea glass beads they find. The desire to use real surf-tumbled genuine sea glass beads may not realistic unless you buy them online from somewhere like ebay or Etsy. If you can find a reputable seller who offers authentic sea glass beads for sale, chances are good those beautiful, small drilled shards will be expensive.   Real Sea Glass Beads How to Drill Sea Glass Beads Another option is…
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