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Shoot Me NowSeven Pieces of Sea Glass

Seven Pieces of Sea Glass
Published on Saturday, September 7, 2013 by

Day seven of the Bob photo challenge requires us to illustrate β€œseven.”

Sea glass is increasingly hard to find on our beaches.Β  With the introduction of plastic, fewer pieces of glass get smoothed by the sand and waves.

The rarest pieces are red, purple and blue.Β  This makes my cobalt blue Noxzema jar sea glass an absolute treasure!

Noxzema sea glass

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  • It surely does. Even though it’s not as rare, I love aquamarine. I won’t leave the beach until I’ve found at least one piece. It’s so rocky up here that our glass is tiny in comparison to your treasures.

    • These pieces are unusual actually. They were the only ones I had at home at the time of the picture. Most of my pieces are at the beach house. We will get slivers here and there, with an occasional piece the size of a quarter or larger. I bet you have found some amazing pieces, if you have enough that you don’t leave until you find one. Sometimes we can find up to seven in a trip, while other days the beach is wiped clean and there isn’t even a pebble, much less a piece of glass. My dream? To find a sea glass marble!

      • I have one! It’s so cool. It was worn so it’s shaped more oval than round. I found a couple of neat things that week because of wild weather out to sea that dragged in all kinds of delights.

  • Plastic in our environment makes me really sad….but your picture is cool. Cobalt blue is pretty on anything, don’t you think?

  • Sea glass is so pretty. I just read an article somewhere on the top beaches to find it but now I can’t remember where that article was posted.

    • That sea glass beach in California must be amazing. Instead of sand, it is all glass. People are not supposed to take any, but they said it is starting to look bad because people sneak it.

  • That is pretty, Katherine. I try to avoid buying/using plastic whenever possible, but it’s nearly impossible now, you’re right. And may I just say, I always enjoy your entries in this totally awesome photo challenge.

    • Maybe we can pretend cheese came in one of the jars! πŸ™‚

  • I thought that thing at the top was a spare tire and couldn’t figure out what it had to do with sea glass other than maybe you found it washed ashore. Speaking of glasses I think I need some.

  • You’ve taken me back to when I was a kid. My three sisters and I, collecting buckets full of coloured glass and then mum throwing it all back before we went home. She allowed us to keep a few ‘special’ pieces each for our ‘treasure tins’ back home.

    Lovely photo.

    • Oh my gosh I would be in TEARS!!!!!! Ha ha ha NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Do you still have some from your childhood?

      • We didn’t really care. It was the collecting of it that we enjoyed and we were able to keep the best bits. The beaches were full of glass when we were kids. No, I don’t have any now. This was 60 years and many house moves ago ha ha ha!

  • Ron

    That was one of my favorite things to do when I lived close to the beach in Florida! Isn’t it amazing how nature will smooth them over; almost creating what looks like pieces of crystal?

    “This makes my cobalt blue Noxzema jar sea glass an absolute treasure!”

    Love that, Katherine….cobalt blue NOXZEMA. Yes, that’s the exact color, you’re right!

    Terrific capture for this theme!!
    X

    • Oh I bet you get TONS of AMAZING sea glass in Florida! I can’t imagine!

  • ReformingGeek

    Ooh, ahh, very pretty. I could amuse myself for hours looking for sea glass.

    • My neighbor brought back tons of sea glass he got while stationed in Cuba. Some were coke bottles dated in the 50’s… I was SO jealous!

  • Tami Von Zalez

    The blue pieces of sea glass are the most treasured from Glass Beach in Fort Bragg. The Mr. doesn’t understand my fascination with it.

    • I found a magic sea glass beach in my home town… but it is actually not tumbled by the ocean so it isn’t as smooth. I need to go back soon!

  • Without the explanation, it looks like a pile of junk. Now that I really know what it is, it becomes interesting.

  • I love the colors. Very nicely done.

  • Wowzers – super pretty colors!!!

  • My favorites are the pieces of blue and white china I’ve found before. Lake Ontario offers up some delightful sea glass. When my son was little, we spent many a morning strolling the beach just a couple of mile north of our house, looking for it.

    • Oh how WONDERFUL! It is harder and harder to find here. I LOVE finding china here – very very very rare – so that is a treasure you have!

  • I’ve never been one for collecting sea glass, but you might’ve changed my mind here. Very nice take on the theme. πŸ™‚

    • I make jewelry with the smaller pieces. It took a long time for me to figure out how to drill it without it cracking. The heat alone makes it hard.

  • The blue is truly beautiful!
    πŸ™‚
    Traci

    • Thanks! Funny how something so old that was simply used to hold face cream found its way in to the ocean, got tumbled and then found in NC!

  • Jackal

    I have seen amazing artwork created with sea glass.

    • I have recently dabbled in using glass plates, sea glass and resin… I’ve made some pretty neat window thingies this way.

  • I didn’t even know that existed. Cool photo!

    • You have got to get to the ocean, Mike. You don’t even have to go as far south as VA. Plenty of beach glass in ME and NH. Oh, yeah, and those southern New England states too, but they people are nuts down there.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I love the blue, but I also love the turquoise. It’s pretty.

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