Anyone ever scour the beach for seaglass..?? anyone? Well I never cared for it. I would go with my wife to a local rock beach and look, it was a lot like picking blueberries, yes there were plenty available, but it was all tiny, and didnt ammount to anything even after long collecting endevours.. Well for me anyway, she seemed to be able to get handfuls at a time of the tiny worn pieces.
Well I go to the beach every day at lunch and recently found a secluded section that no one walks on. I soon realized that it was covered with very large pieces of glass. some were already seaglass, some were not, it looked like a lot of people had just tossed their beer into the ocean when it was empty.
After walking a bit further , I started to find what looked to be older bottle pieces. this was actually exciting. some had words and partial logos, but what I really loved was all the necks. I had never really seen that before.
I usually upon finding glass that isnt ready yet, just tossed it back knowing one day someone else would find it, but yesterday was different, I thought "if I am finding it, why should I just toss it back" And so i build a little cabin if you will, out of rocks in about a foot of water. I put all the unfinished glass I had found inside, and covered it with a large stone.
I plan to go back periodically and see how long it takes for that glass to become seaglass. Hurricane Irene should help a bit. I know part of the mystery of it all, is the finding it on the beach part, but honestly i already did that. I found multiple ways online to make seaglass, but That I thought was too fake, at least this way it is all still being created by the sea.
This photo is of some that I collected yesterday, there is so much that I couldnt help but think about what I could do with it. I am still not sure, but as I mentioned in my post about getting rich on etsy I need to diversify what I sell a little bit.
Anyone else collect seaglass? if you had an unlimited supply of amazing pieces, what would you do with it?