When I first went sea glassing with a friend I had no idea what I was doing other than enjoying a day with a friend in one of my favorite places, near the water. Almost one year later I am a happy sea glass hobbyist. I am also lucky enough to be able to be selling a few pieces of my sea glass jewelry here and there.
Sea glass, sometimes also called beach glass, has been around for thousands of years. People have been collecting sea glass for hundreds of years. Today, some long time collectors talk about the lack of available sea glass due to over-collecting and the fact that laws and regulations are leading to less garbage being thrown into the sea.
If you don’t live in an area near the water you can always purchase sea glass online. You’ll want to make sure that you’re purchasing authentic sea glass from a reputable seller. The online site etsy.com is a good place to start. There are many sites dedicated to beach glass full of information on collecting and sea glass craft making.
You may not start out making sea glass jewelry, but once you have a large collection you may decided you want to.