Sea Glass Blog

The How To's Of Sea Glass Series

Greetings,

My next few blog post will be a series of the how to's of sea glass.

Let's start at the begining

"How To Collect Sea Glass"

Any shore line will do, whether it be an Ocean, Sea, Lake or Bay.

So gather your beach towel, or your hat and gloves and let's take a stroll.

I know most of us enjoy walking and spending time on sandy white beaches.

Unfortunately, sandy beaches are not the best places to find sea glass.

An ideal location is an old garbage dump. Back in the day before restrictions, cities used the ocean to dump household refuge.

Check out the history of your local town and find out if there was ever was such a place.

Rough edged glass needs rocks or pebbles to act as a natural tumbler. This tumbling action smoothes the glass edges, resulting in the sea glass that we so acquire.

Wind and tides play a big part in successful collecting.

One of our best collecting places faces north, and when the wind is strong it will force the sea glass to the shore. These days are like hitting the jackpot.

Of course, after large storms when the sea is rough is an ideal time to collect.

Low and negative tides are ideal times to collect.

Here is a website with the tides for the entire world.

http://www.tide-forcast.com

If you live in an area that is brimming with people in the summer, it is worth your while to bundle up and hit the winter months when you have the beaches to yourself.

It is worth doing some research before you head out on the hunt.

All in all, sea glass collecting should be a fun and exciting day.

What else can you do that is free, rewarding, healthy with an almost medicinal quality?

Best of luck on your sea glass adventures!

Christeena



One of our collecting places in Greece, notice the pebbles on the beach.

One of our collecting places in Greece, notice the pebbles on the beach.

A small rocky shoreline in the Greek Islands, ideal for collecting.

A small rocky shoreline in the Greek Islands, ideal for collecting.

Next time:

How to clean, sort and care for sea glass